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  Windsor Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Edward III was born in the castle on November 13, 1312, and was often referred to as "Edward of Windsor".
While her statement suggests the castle was still very much a fortress, she too contributed to the transformation by constructing the north terrace ("N") as a place to exercise and over it she built a covered gallery, a very early example of what was later to be known as a conservatory.
Windsor Castle fell to Cromwell's Parliamentarians early in the hostilities due to the cunning of Colonel John Venn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windsor_Castle   (5082 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle, with its fairy tale turrets and towers, is the largest continually inhabited castle in the world.
The castle was used primarily for defense purposes until Henry II rebuilt the castle in stone, concurrently adding extensive expansions for Windsor's use as a State residence.
The castle was siezed by the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War in the mid 17th Century and was used as a prison.
www.angelfire.com /in/uktravelinfo/windsor.html   (939 words)

  
 Windsor Castle fire, 1992 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1992 Windsor Castle to the west of London, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the official residences of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, suffered severe damage in a fire, which destroyed some of the most historic parts of the building.
Mr Smith proceeded to the Brunswick Tower to assess the situation, and to begin the salvage operations which, together with fire precautions, had been the main responsibility of the castle brigade since the county force took over responsibility for fire-fighting at Windsor Castle in September 1991.
It was initially feared that it could cost £60m to restore the castle, though later estimates saw this reduced to some £30-40m, with completion anticipated by 1997.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windsor_Castle_fire,_1992   (2058 words)

  
 Berkshire History: Windsor Castle, Part 1
Windsor was a favourite summer residence of Henry and it was there, in 1121, that he married Adelicia of Louvain, the 'Fair Maid of Brabant.' In 1127, Henry received, at Windsor, the homage of the nobles of the land who, at the same time, swore allegiance to his daughter, the Empress Matilda.
Windsor does not figure at all in King Stephen's disturbed reign but it was seen as one of the key Royal castles to be handed over to Henry II upon his succession.
Prince John garrisoned the Windsor Castle against William Marshal and the supporters of his brother, King Richard, in 1193 and it is closely connected with his granting of Magna Carta.
www.berkshirehistory.com /castles/windsor_cast.html   (526 words)

  
 The definitive Windsor Castle guide
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and the oldest in continuous occupation (over 900 years).
The Castle held an obvious strategic position on a steep hill overlooking the River Thames, and was part of a ring of castles around London, with the Tower of London, one day's march away, at its heart.
The Castle was renovated, the aim being to restore the damaged rooms to their former glory using authentic materials and craftsmanship, and was re-opened in 1997 after five years of work.
www.royal-windsor.com /windsorcastle.htm   (886 words)

  
 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - Windsor Castle.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.
Erected as a wooden mottte and bailey castle to guard the western approach to London, it was situated in a strategic position, high on a chalk hill above a bend in the River Thames at the old Saxon village of Windlesora, part of a royal hunting ground.
During the reign of John, Windsor was again besieged by the nobles as part of the insurrection which culminated in the signing of Magna Carta at nearby Runnymede.
www.englishmonarchs.co.uk /windsor_castle.html   (913 words)

  
 The Royal Residences > Windsor Castle > History
Oliver Cromwell captured Windsor Castle after the Battle of Edgehill in 1642, and for the rest of the Civil War it became a prison as well as the headquarters of the parliamentary forces.
Much of Windsor Castle's present appearance is due to the alterations he instigated in the 1820s with his architect, Sir Jeffry Wyatville.
During the Second World War, Windsor Castle was home to the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose while their parents supported the war effort in London and around the country.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/page574.asp   (1033 words)

  
 Britannia: History of Windsor Castle (Berkshire), Part 1
Windsor was a favourite summer residence of Henry and, it was here that in 1121, that he married Adelicia of Louvain, the "Fair Maid of Brabant." In 1127, Henry received at Windsor the homage of the nobles of the land who, at the same time, swore allegiance to his daughter, the Empress Matilda.
Windsor does not figure at all in Stephen's disturbed reign, but it was seen as one of the key Royal castles to be handed over to Henry II upon his succession.
Windsor is closely connected with the granting of Magna Carta by John when King.
www.britannia.com /history/berks/windcast.html   (505 words)

  
 Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Windsor Castle is one of three official residences of The Queen and has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years.
The Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation.
Windsor Castle has been named one of the Seven Wonders of Britain in a major survey by Yellow Pages, backed by the English Tourism Council.
www.windsor.gov.uk /attractions/castle.htm   (1281 words)

  
 CastleXplorer - Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, is one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The main areas of the castle that can be visited include the State Apartments, where visiting dignitaries are entertained, Queen Mary's Doll's House, the Lower Ward, where you can see the changing of the guard most days at 11.00am, St George's Chapel and the Albert Memorial Chapel.
Windsor Castle is a working palace and official engagements sometimes limit areas open to the public.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /england/windsor/windsor.php   (147 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is still lived in to this day and it is the "largest inhabited castle in the world."
Windsor Castle has been a Royal residence "since the reign of William I, In the 13th century the castle was rebuilt by Edward III, and further improvements have been made by successive monarchs.
The original Norman castle consists of the Middle Ward, the Round Tower was built in 1272 by Henry III, and was extended in 1344 by Edward III.
www.hauntedcastlesandhotels.com /England/windsor.htm   (887 words)

  
 Windsor Castle | PBS
For the better part of a millennium, Windsor Castle has been at the heart of British history—the awesome fortress, family home, treasure trove and burial ground for the Royal dynasty who went on to take its name.
It is the real Windsor, a beloved home not only to the Royal family but to more than 400 people who live and work there year-round.
Windsor Castle: A Royal Year provides a fascinating, insider's look at this grand landmark, where crown and community live and work side by side.
www.pbs.org /opb/windsorcastle   (397 words)

  
 Windsor Festival : Venues : Windsor Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation.
Windsor Castle is divided up into three sections - the Upper, Middle and Lower Wards.
The Castle Dungeon (renovated of course!) is used for many events within and outside of the Castle community...
www.windsorfestival.com /venues/castle   (217 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is one of the Queens three official residences, possibly her favorite and is the largest occupied castle in the world.
The original structure, in keeping with most castles from that period, was built from timber with earth fortifications and was improved upon by successive sovereigns eventually becoming the palatial royal residence seen today.
Windsor Castle is larger than you first expect and covers more than 12 acres, so it is advisable to allow at least two hours for your visit, your reward will be a truly inspiring and lavish experience.
www.places-to-go.org.uk /Windsor_Castle.htm   (421 words)

  
 Windsor Castle Online
The RMS WINDSOR CASTLE was launched June 23; 1959 by Queen Elizabeth; the Queen Mother; in a greatly...
Windsor Castle has been a home of the royal monarchs for 900 years.
Windsor Castle is open throughout the year 09...
windsorpoker.com /windsor/windsor-castle.html   (473 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
The castle was a days march from London and guarded the western approaches.
It is a massive castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and it is bigger than people realise.
Windsor is 20 miles west of central London.
www.plus44.com /royal/winds/windsor.htm   (195 words)

  
 Container - Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Castle offers a very simple inversion of control container which combine facilities to grow orthogonally.
Castle provides a very simple MicroKernel that implements the core of an Inversion of Control container.
The Windsor Container aggregates the MicroKernel, exposing a friendly interface and providing the subsystems needed for external configurations and other common helpers.
www.castleproject.org /index.php/Container   (276 words)

  
 The Royal Residences > Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world.
For part of the year visitors can also see the Semi State rooms, which are some of the most splendid interiors in the castle.
Within the Castle complex there are many additional attractions, including the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary's dolls' house, and the fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, the burial place of ten sovereigns and setting for many Royal weddings.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page557.asp   (147 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
High above the River Thames, on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground, the castle was designed to guard the western approaches to the capitol.
Since those early days, Windsor Castle has been inhabited continuously and improved and restored by successive monarchs according to their taste and style.
Today, nine centuries after its foundation, the castle continues to perform its prime role as an official residence of The Queen.
www.victorianstation.com /windsor.html   (341 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Windsor Castle - A Royal Year: DVD: Matt Reid (II),Barbara Flynn,Edward Griffiths,Mark Flanagan,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Not much of a tour of Windsor Castle, but it still was quite fun to watch and get a feel of what some parts of the castle grounds look like.
It certainly didn't have anything to do with life at Windsor Castle other than that was the venue - far away from the crowds of London - selected for this very private and controlled event.
Windsor, nee Parker-Bowles, is shown primarily in veiled lighting, dimmed one would imagine to preclude the inevitable negative comparisons with her predecessor, the stunning and vibrant Diana.
www.amazon.com /Windsor-Castle-A-Royal-Year/dp/B000E1ZBA4   (1968 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle, the last of the four-stacked ocean liners to be built, was launched by the Prince of Wales on 9 March 1921.
Returning to her customary service, Windsor Castle was now capable of 21 knots, as opposed to her former 17 knot maximum.
Late that afternoon Windsor Castle sank, stern first, about 110 nautical miles northwest of Algiers.
web.greatships.net:81 /windsorcastle.html   (247 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
The castle is one of the official homes of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The castle is built on a high chalk ridge, close to what was originally a vital transport link - the river Thames.
Windsor Castle's royal apartments are open every day.
royalwindsor.org.uk /castle.htm   (271 words)

  
 RMS WINDSOR CASTLE: Maritimematters
Meanwhile, this morning, instead of fireworks and tickertape, there was a loud thud on the beach of Alang as the first cut was made, dropping a portion of her starboard bow into the mud.
The RMS WINDSOR CASTLE was launched June 23, 1959 by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, in a greatly publicized ceremony that was covered live on the BBC television network.
On December 14 and 15 1998, Maritimematters' contributing editor Peter Knego was given a rare opportunity to inspect and document MARGARITA L at her anchorage in the northwestern waters of Eleusis.
www.maritimematters.com /windsorcastle.html   (669 words)

  
 Windsor Castle Royal Palace in Berkshire - Southern England - UK Attraction
Windsor Castle has been a royal palace and fortress for over 900 years and remains a working palace today.
It was a day’s march from the Tower of London and intended to guard the western approaches to the capital.
Since those early days Windsor Castle has been inhabited continuously and improved upon by successive sovereigns.
www.ukattraction.com /southern-england/windsor-castle.htm   (208 words)

  
 Windsor Castle
Fane-Bailey was a serving Officer at Windsor Castle at the time.
I forward a photograph of Windsor Castle Detachment taken in 1979 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of The Met.
The photograph below was taken at The Cricket Club, Windsor Castle on 19.4.02 at the retirement party of P.C. Harry Chappel after 35 years service.
www.alphadeltaplus.20m.com /photo2.html   (422 words)

  
 Macdonald Castle Hotel, Windsor - Accommodation, Conferences and Weddings
Welcome to the historic setting of Windsor and the elegant Macdonald Castle Hotel, conveniently located 10 miles from London Heathrow airport, with easy access from London via Paddington or Waterloo, close to junction 6 of the M4 and junction 13 of the M25.
The Macdonald Castle Hotel enjoys a special reputation for comfortable accommodation and a choice of prestigious meeting rooms ideal for a full range of corporate events, from an exclusive board meeting to a conference or product launch.
AA Rosette Award-winning Restaurant; Windsor Bar; Pennington Lounge; Conference and Banqueting Facilities catering for up to 400 delegates; Free Car Parking for residents from check-in (subject to availability).
www.castlehotel-windsor.co.uk   (375 words)

  
 Windsor Container - Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The WindsorContainer aggregates the MicroKernel providing a simpler interface and a set of important features that relies on MicroKernel extension points.
If you are wondering why we've decided to offer the MicroKernel and the Windsor Container, the answer is 'separation of concerns'.
The Windsor concern is to offer a façade to the kernel and deal with external configuration, proxies and automatic component/facilities install.
www.castleproject.org /index.php/Windsor_Container   (237 words)

  
 Windsor Castle . Timeline | PBS
Henry II rebuilds portions of the castle using stone to replace the earlier wood construction
Windsor Castle is taken by Oliver Cromwell following the Battle of Edgehill
The marriage of Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles was celebrated in Windsor's Guildhall
www.pbs.org /opb/windsorcastle/timeline.html   (284 words)

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