History Of Windsor Castle (Hardcover)
Windsor Castle in Berkshire England was started by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. It has been used by the reigning monarch and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Originally designed to project Norman dominance around the outskirts of London and oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built with three wards surrounding a central mound. Windsor Castle grounds cover 13 acres (52,609 square metres) and combines the features of a fortification, a palace, and a small town. Consisting of Upper, Middle and Lower Wards, State Apartments, Parks and Gardens, Windsor Castle has undergone many changes through the centuries and remains one of the world's most-visited sites.