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Windsor Castle: The Official Illustrated History Paperback – 13 Aug 2001

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Royal Collection; 2nd Revised edition edition (13 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902163214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902163215
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 1.1 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in existence. It is the home of the Queen, and with its skyline of battlements, turrets and great Round Tower it is instantly recognisable throughout the world. Visitors have been admitted to the Castle since the eighteenth century, and in this flowing and well-researched account John Martin Robinson traces the building's 1,000 years of history. He describes how William the Conqueror's impenetrable fortification became in time a medieval hunting lodge, a private retreat and a magnificent State residence. His final chapter describes the official engagements that form part of the Queen's diary each year, and for this new, expanded edition he also includes a full account of the much-praised restoration work that was carried out after the fire in 1992. New illustrations have also been added to the final chapter, and throughout the book there are excellent reproductions of the priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection and the superb rooms in which they are displayed.

The author's lively writing style and the wide variety of the illustrations make this title both an ideal introduction to the history of the Castle and an attractive souvenir for the many visitors of all nationalities who come to Windsor each year.

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By chris nolan on 17 Aug. 2014
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excellent quality and value for money with prompt delivery
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Windsor review 17 Aug. 2007
By L. W. Castello - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautiful book with a fair amount of historical information; however, I know the history was not as thorough as it could have been. I also didn't like that it had more drawings than actual photographs. Still, the photos they did have were gorgeous as were some of the drawings. I would still recommend it to people with interests in this field.
Real history 13 Jun. 2013
By Margery Green - Published on Amazon.com
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It's hard to imagine living in a castle now but it also must have been hard living in a castle back in the days when castles were necessary.
Excellent! 28 July 2014
By Betty - Published on Amazon.com
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I have visted Windsor castle a few yrs ago and wanted this book to read and reflect on my visit.
windsor castle 2 Dec. 2014
By Guillermo Elias - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice book. Interesting text. Good colour Photographs. Fine paper. Well documented.
Five Stars 17 Feb. 2015
By Philip C Wells - Published on Amazon.com
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British building history with a 1990's ending
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