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Windsor Castle: From medieval fortress to royal palace Barbara Askew Wednesday 26 February 2020

This lecture traces the development of Windsor Castle from an 11th century fortress into a magnificent palace and illustrates how it has been successively enlarged, adapted and rebuilt by monarchs from Henry II to Queen Elizabeth II. 

Barbara Askew is a historian and has been a London Blue Badge Guide since 1988. She is a Lecturer, Examiner and Course Director on Blue Badge Guide Training Courses and is an acknowledged expert on Royalty and Windsor Castle. She is also a guide for the Albert Memorial and the British Museum and has led tours for American museums and alumni groups for the past 25 years.