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15 March 2018South West Area Study Day
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South West Area Study Day Oliver Everett Thursday 15 March 2018

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world. It has been enlarged and modified throughout its 900 year history to reflect the needs, ambitions and styles of various monarchs. As such, the castle has evolved from an impregnable fortress into a royal country residence which as well as being the Queen's favourite home, is regularly used by her on special occaisons. The restoration of the castle after the 1992 fire allowed Her Majesty to build on the developoment of the structure. The lecture shows how today's castle has grown from its 11th century origins and how the evolution relates to the personalities, tastes and foibles of its Royal occupants and to the history of Britain.