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Windsor: A Castle Restored: the fire of 1992 and the restoration Barbara Askew BA(Hons) Dip Ed MITG Tuesday 17 September 2019

Barbara Askew is an historian and has been a London Blue Badge Guide since 1988. She is  a Lecturer, Examiner and Course Director on Blue Badge Guide Training Courses and an acknowledged expert on Windsor Castle. Additionally Barbara is a rota guide for the Albert Memorial, British Museum and Houses of Parliament. She has conducted tours for American museums and alumni groups for the past 25 years and offers guided visits and walking tours linked to her lectures.

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On November 20th 1992 the Great Fire of Windsor caused £40m of damage to the fabric of Windsor Castle. 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 Castle after the Great Fire of 1992 has made the present reign, along with that of King Charles II and King George IV, a key period in the Castle’s post-medieval development.