Windsor Castle has stood for nearly a millennium, and it’s still in use today. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth II continues to spend weekends there as well as using the castle to conduct some of her obligations as monarch. Yet if the area in and around the residence wasn’t already significant enough, archaeologists have made a new discovery a mere two miles away that is causing a bit of a stir.
Windsor Castle was constructed in the 11th century after William the Conqueror had decided upon its location. From the castle’s position over the River Thames in the English town of Windsor, it was worked out that it would take a day to travel on foot from the building to the Tower of London. There, it would also be possible to protect the capital from any enemies coming in from the west.
Then, during the 14th century, Edward III decided to expand the castle, leading to the creation of the magnificent St. George’s Chapel. A total of ten monarchs lie at rest in the chapel today – from Edward IV up to and including Elizabeth II’s father, George VI.