ROYAL PALACES OF
QUEEN ELIZABETH I
Windsor Castle in Berkshire, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, was another important royal residence. It was extended and improved by both King Henry VII and King Henry VIII, but by Elizabeth I's reign many parts of the castle had fallen into disrepair. The Queen embarked on a programme of restoration and added a long gallery. This now forms part of the library.
Queen's additions 1583
According to legend, Queen Elizabeth continues to visit Windsor Castle in spirit, especially during times of war. The ghosts of her parents, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, are also said to haunt the castle.