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Selected Highlights in the History of Windsor Castle

 

1070s

William the Conqueror chooses a site on the edge of a hunting ground for a new castle

1121

Henry I of England marries his second wife, Adelicia of Louvain, at Windsor

1170s

Castle RebuiltHenry II rebuilds portions of the castle using stone to replace the earlier wood construction

1312

King Edward III is born at Windsor

1348

Order of the GarterEdward III founds the Order of the Garter at Windsor to reward those who have shown loyalty or military merit

1360s

Edward III erects St. George's Hall for the use of the Garter Knights

1361

Edward the Black Marries Joan of KentEdward, the Black Prince, marries Joan of Kent at Windsor

1477

Edward IV begins construction of St. George's Chapel

1483

King Edward IV of England is BuriedKing Edward IV of England is buried in St. George's Chapel

1642

Windsor Castle is taken by Oliver Cromwell following the Battle of Edgehill

1670s

Charles II Constructs New State ApartmentsCharles II constructs new state apartments, including the King's Dining Room, and the Queen's Presence and Audience Chambers

1778

The Royal Family moves into the Queen's Lodge

1823

The Queens Lodge is demolished

1861

Prince Albert dies at Windsor Castle

1863

Edward VII Marries Alexandra of DenmarkFuture King Edward VII of the United Kingdom marries Alexandra of Denmark in St. George's Chapel

1952

King George VI of the United Kingdom is buried in St. George's Chapel

1992

St. George's Hall is Damaged in Great FireSt. George's Hall is damaged in great fire

1997

Restoration of Windsor Castle following fire in St. George's Hall is completed

1999

Royal wedding of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie Rhys-Jones in St. George's Chapel

2002

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon is interred in St. George's Chapel

2002

The Death and Burial of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen MotherQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is buried in St. George's Chapel

2003

Prince William of Wales celebrates his 21st birthday at Windsor Castle

2005

Marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-BowlesThe marriage of Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles was celebrated in Windsor's Guildhall

 

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