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Windsor Castle

Episode 2 of 3

Documentary series taking a look at the Queen's three official residences. Fiona Bruce visits Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle.

Fiona Bruce visits Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, dating back to the 11th century. Taking more than a thousand years to reach its familiar look, it has been a fortress, a home to medieval chivalry, a baroque palace, and finally a romantic fantasy.

From the bowels of the castle to the heights of the battlements, Fiona encounters all manner of royal treasures - from the musket ball that killed a naval hero to table decorations in gold and silver and encrusted with jewels; from the triple-headed portrait of a king who lost his head to Queen Mary's dolls' house with running taps, and a secret garden hidden in a drawer. All of this was almost lost in the disastrous fire of 1992.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jul 2019 01:55

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Role Contributor
Director Ian Leese
Presenter Fiona Bruce
Producer Ian Leese
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Production Manager Marian Lacey

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