Windsor Restored: a Diamond Jubilee Celebration Lecture
Wed 6 June 2012 at 2pm
Barbara Askew grew up in Eton with Windsor Castle as part of her daily view. She graduated with an honours degree in History and taught History for 15 years before qualifying as a Blue Badge Guide. She is a lecturer, examiner and course director on Blue Badge Training Courses and an acknowledged expert on Windsor Castle, for which she has been the Blue Badge Guides’ Site Liaison Representative since 1990. Barbara is a rota guide at the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament and the Albert Memorial, and conducts historically-themed walking tours in Windsor for the Windsor Festival and Further Education groups.
On February 6th 2012, Her Majesty the Queen celebrated the 60th Anniversary of her accession to the throne. Windsor Castle is reputed to be the Queen’s favourite home, and this lecture focuses on its importance to the Queen and examines how the Restoration of the of the Castle after the Great Fire of 1992 has made the present reign, along with King Charles II and King George IV, a key period in the Castle’s post medieval development.
Please note that this lecture replaces the previously announced ‘Aboriginal Art: Dreamtime And Machine Time’ lecture.
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