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Country Houses in Berkshire: Bisham Abbey, Windsor Castle, Beaumont College, Aldermaston Court, Bulmershe Court, South Hill Park

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Published October 8th 2011
ISBN : 9781234599775
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44 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Bisham Abbey, Windsor Castle, Beaumont College, Aldermaston Court, Bulmershe Court, South Hill Park,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Bisham Abbey, Windsor Castle, Beaumont College, Aldermaston Court, Bulmershe Court, South Hill Park, Easthampstead Park, Tittenhurst Park, Ufton Court, Sunninghill Park, Caversham Park, Royal Lodge, Coley Park, Calcot Park, Frogmore House, Bearwood College, Foxhill House, Cumberland Lodge, Welford Park, Wokefield Park, Park Place, Berkshire, Oakley Court, Billingbear House, Deanery Garden, Prospect Park, Reading, Ditton Park, Ockwells, Shaw House, Berkshire, Sonning Bishops Palace, Cippenham Moat, Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Sunningdale Park. Excerpt: Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, notable for its long association with the British royal family and its architecture. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I it has been used by a succession of monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castles lavish, early 19th-century State Apartments are architecturally significant, described by art historian Hugh Roberts as a superb and unrivalled sequence of rooms widely regarded as the finest and most complete expression of later Georgian taste. The castle includes the 15th-century St Georges Chapel, considered by historian John Robinson to be one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic design. More than five hundred people live and work in Windsor, making it the largest inhabited castle in the world. Originally designed to protect Norman dominance around the outskirts of London, and to oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built as a motte and bailey, with three wards surrounding a central mound. Gradually replaced with stone fortifications, the castle withstood a prolonged siege during the First Barons War at...