Windsor Castle

A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace

Edited by Steven Brindle

Windsor Castle

Edited by Steven Brindle

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

560 pages | 600 color plates | 12 x 9 1/2 | © 2018
Cloth $145.00 ISBN: 9781909741249 Published June 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
When we envision the British monarchy, one of the first things that comes to mind is Buckingham Palace, with its gilded gates and changing of the guard. But it is Windsor Castle that can claim pride of place as the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, dating to the earliest days of the monarchy, a symbol of strength and magnificence over a nearly thousand-year history of sieges and soirées alike. Witness to both great moments in the country’s history and those that threatened to destroy it, the castle has become a symbol of English culture and architecture. Throughout England’s history, Windsor Castle has stood fast and evolved, much like the monarchy that inhabits it to this day.

The magisterial Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace illuminates the castle’s past using evidence from archaeological investigation and documentary sources, and is illustrated with paintings, drawings, and both historical and specially commissioned contemporary photographs, as well as stunning reconstructions of the castle’s past appearance which bring this essential piece of English history to life. 
 
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“British history buffs and devotees of the royal family will enjoy this opportunity to place the queen's beloved weekend home in its historical and architectural context. . . . A splendid collection.”
The Castle Studies Group
“Dr Steven Brindle and his ten contributors deserve high praise for their contributions. . . . The book is profusely illustrated and to a high quality, with several reconstructions of what the castle and individual rooms may have looked like, and several plans help the reader to navigate their way around the castle.”
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