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A Year in the Life of Windsor and Eton

The Royal Borough of Windsor is home to two of the UK's Top 20 Visitor Attractions (Windsor Castle and Legoland) but also boasts Eton College, The Changing of the Guard, the Savill Garden, Ascot Racecourse, Royal Windsor Course and more. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and the favourite weekend home of The Queen. Eton College, perhaps the most famous school in the world, was founded in 1440 and is the alma mater of eighteen prime ministers. Windsor Great Park, 1000 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens, is a much loved resource for visitors and locals alike. And every June, Ascot Racecourse is the setting for a spectacular pageant of horses and racegoers. Joanna Jackson captures this quintessentially English subject through the seasons.
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Contents Eaton and Windsor: Introduction Winter: Early Days Eaton Railways and Roads The Great Park Spring: Windsor Horse Show The Royal Landscape: Valley Garden The Royal Landscape: Saville Gardens All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men Summer: Dorney Rowing Lake Horse Racing Polo Windsor and Eton Street Autumn: Air Force Memorial John Fitzgerald Kennedy House of Windsor Magna Carta index

About the Author

Joanna Jackson has lived in Richmond for more than 18 years. She has a strong interest in local history, and in 2000 she wrote and produced an audio tour of Richmond town centre for the local tourist authority. She is a guide at the nearby Wetlands Trust. A keen photographer, her images have been used in cards, calendars and books. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are A Year in the Life of Kew Gardens, A Year in the Life of Richmond Park, A Year in the Life of Richmond and A Year in the Life of Padstow, Polzeath and Rock.


Superb images and words that often take us behind the scenes make this journey through the seasons stand out. Berkshire Life Most striking about 'A Year in the Life of Windsor and Eton' is the arresting photography of Joanna Jackson which, together with her closely studied historical text, makes this a work of some accomplishment. This England

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