Walking From Windsor Castle to Eton College with Barbara Askew

Walking From Windsor Castle to Eton College with Barbara Askew


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Join an interactive learning journey as we virtually walk from Windsor Castle, Britain's most famous castle, to Eton College, the world's most famous school. We’ll start at Windsor Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world, the Queen’s favorite residence (so we hear), and the home of thirty-eight monarchs. We’ll explore Windsor’s medieval streets with their timber-framed house and the seventeenth-century Guildhall where Charles, the Prince of Wales, married Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall. We’ll also see the Long Walk, a three-mile avenue that connects the Castle to Windsor Great Park, a former royal hunting ground. We’ll descend Thames Street, passing the statue of a favorite grandson of Queen Victoria and a monument to King George V, the first monarch of the House of Windsor.

We’ll cross the River Thames, with its boathouses and royally-owned swans, over Windsor Bridge which connects Windsor to Eton, a Saxon settlement dating back to the 8th century. We’ll proceed along Eton’s picturesque High Street to Eton College, the world’s most famous school, and hear of its foundation in 1440 by the saintly King Henry VI. We’ll also hear about its longest-serving and most notorious headmaster, Dr. Keate, who had a reputation for flogging the boys. Twenty British Prime Ministers have been educated at Eton College including the present one, Boris Johnson, as well as writers such as Shelley and Ian Fleming, who wrote the James Bond novels, actors such as Eddie Redmayne and Damian Lewis, and Princes William and Harry.

Barbara Askew is a historian, a London Blue Badge Guide, and a lecturer for the Arts Society. She is an expert on royal history and Windsor Castle for which she has been the Blue Badge Guides’ Site Liaison Representative since 1990 and she organizes the guided tours of Eton College. Participants will come away with a greatly increased enthusiasm to visit these iconic sites once travel restrictions permit.

Barbara Askew is a historian, a London Blue Badge Guide, and a lecturer for the Arts Society. She is an expert on royal history and Windsor Castle for which she has been the Blue Badge Guides’ Site Liaison Representative since 1990 and she organises the guided tours of Eton College.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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