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Windsor Castle f.12

Windsor Castle f.12

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.12

Genre: Manuscript

This view of Windsor Castle is taken from the playground at Eton College.

William the Conqueror founded Windsor Castle over 900 years ago. This site was favoured over others due to its proximity to London - only one day's march to the Tower of London. Its elevated position over the River Thames was an obvious strategic advantage, and there were also several hunting-grounds close by.

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