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Windsor Castle

A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace

Steven Brindle

With contributions by Eleanor Hoare, Brian Kerr, Charlotte Manley, Jonathan Marsden, Claire Rider, Jane Roberts, Nigel Saul, Tim Tatton-Brown, Simon Thurley and Michael Turner

 560 pages

A breathtakingly ambitious book

John Goodall, Country Life

Windsor castle from the Long Walk

Windsor Castle: A thousand years of a Royal Palace ©

Winner of the multi-authored book prize awarded by the Historians of British Art for 2020

Nominated for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians Great Britain, 2020

Hardback, 300 x 245 mm, Over 400 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 909741 24 9

As England’s largest castle and premier royal residence, Windsor Castle is of outstanding importance: historically, architecturally, artistically and in the life of the nation. This authoritative history, the first to be published in 100 years, draws upon new research and primary sources to present a general account of Windsor Castle and its immediate environs from around AD 700 to the present day, setting this iconic building against the background of wider social, political and cultural events in the life of the monarchy and the nation.

The book is richly illustrated with historical drawings, watercolours and photographs from the Royal Collection and elsewhere, and includes newly commissioned photography and reconstructions of the Castle at key points in its development, showing how this historic site has changed and evolved over 13 centuries.

Steven Brindle is an architectural historian with English Heritage. He has been involved in the investigation of the architectural history of Windsor Castle since the beginning of the restoration programme following the disastrous fire of 1992.