Discover how Windsor Castle, home to 39 reigning monarchs and the most famous of English castles, developed from its earliest days, in the reign of William the Conqueror, through its growth into an iconic statement of medieval royal power, widely copied throughout Europe in the fourteenth century, to its almost complete abandonment in the late sixteenth. Windsor Castle has been the setting for some of the most beautiful and expensive architectural achievements, yet at the same time it was designed to function as a practical arm of government; layers of history that compose the structure as it can be seen today. Find out more in this fascinating talk.
The talk will last approximately one hour after which tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the ticket price).
Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Book online at htttp://berksfhs.org or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History during opening hours.
This talk is the first in a series of five on the theme of Royalty. Book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of four.
About Berkshire Family History Society
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity no. 283010.