Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the only royal castle to have been used continuously for the past 500 years. The only other royal castle of similar size and antiquity is the Tower of London. Construction started in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest to protect the approaches to London and the south-east. Henry II began improving its fortification and conversion into a royal residence and by 1193, it was strong enough to break a siege by forces loyal to Richard. It became the headquarters of King John during the tense negotiations leading to the signing of the magna Carta at nearby Runnymeade in June 1215 and was again successfully defended during a three month siege during the civil war that followed. Charles I was confined there in December 1648 before being transferred to London for his trial and execution. Edward III was the first of only two monarchs born there (the other being Henry VI). Charles II held summer court there and George III (1760-1820)became the first King to be buried on the grounds, setting a precedence followed by every English monarch since. By 1300 it had reached a stage of development similar to what we see today.
Horse Brass: Round Tower of Windsor Castle
Horse Brass: Round Tower of Windsor Castle.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using only the finest British Brass.
Hand Filed to remove any rough edges left from casting.
Hand polished to enhance the superior color of high quality brass.
ARMAC has been creating high quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|