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Elizabeth Woodville''s Gallery, Windsor Castle

Elizabeth Woodville''s Gallery, Windsor Castle

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37121

Item number: f34

Length: 25.8

Width: 33.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This watercolour is a view of Elizabeth Woodville's gallery at Windsor Castle.

The gallery is named in honour of the yorkist queen of Edward IV.

William the Conqueror founded Windsor Castle over 900 years ago. The castle's elevated position over the River Thames was an obvious strategic advantage, and there were also several hunting-grounds close by. This site was favoured over others due to its proximity to London. It was only one day's march to the Tower of London, where Elizabeth Woodville's two sons, the princes Edward and Richard, were imprisoned and supposedly murdered by their uncle, the future Richard III.

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