Windsor Castle: Distant context view seen from the Thames

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Description

One of a series of castles that William I (reigned 1066-1087) established around London, Windsor occupied the nearest strong point in the Thames Valley to the west of the city. By the reign of Henry I (1100-1135) the creation of a large hunting forest, together with the proximity of London, made this a favoured royal residence as well as a fortress. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. In 1992 a fire damaged approximately one-fifth of the castle; restoration was completed in 1997.

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Attribute NameValues
Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Castles

  • Architecture

  • Rivers

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Gothic (Medieval)

  • Medieval

Place of Creation
  • Windsor

  • Windsor Castle (Windsor, England, United Kingdom): Berkshire, 25 miles from London

  • +51.483889-0.604444

  • Windsor Castle

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of United Kingdom

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