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Windsor Castle part 05

Windsor Castle part 05

Composer: Berger, Francesco

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1879

Shelfmark: h.1494.b.(7.)

Item number: Tract (7.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Queen Victoria reinstated Windsor Castle as the the principal palace of the monarchy, and it came to be seen as a symbol of the Empire. Songs such as the 'Windsor Castle Polka' were patriotic and were intended to convey a sense of pride in the nation. Windsor Castle is depicted with flag flying, signifying that the Queen was in residence, overlooking the Thames where there are men fishing from a small boat. Colourful covers would have captured people's attention and produced higher sales.

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