Windsor Castle: An Illustrated History



ISBN: 9781909741645 Category:

Pamela Hartshorne


Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, has been a site of fundamental historical, cultural and architectural importance for nearly 1,000 years.

This new popular history of the Castle explains how a Norman motte-and-bailey castle established by William the Conqueror around 1070 survived and evolved through the Middle Ages, the English Civil War, the Restoration of the monarchy, two world wars and the disastrous fire of 1992, to remain the premier royal residence of Her Majesty The Queen to this day.

Beautifully illustrated with spectacular paintings, drawings and photographs from the Royal Collection, this book also includes newly commissioned photography of the Castle as it appears today, as well as 3D reconstructions of the Castle at important moments in its history, revealing how this extraordinary building has evolved.

Additional information

Weight 936 g
Dimensions 23 x 28 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 16 May 2019
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23 x 28 cm
Weight 936 g


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Pamela Hartshorne is a well-known historian and author. She completed her PhD in medieval studies at the University of York in 2004 and has since written many books, both non-fiction and fiction.