Windsor Castle

Elizabeth I, on the other hand, spent a lot of time at Windsor Castle and used it as a safe haven in crises.

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It became one of her favorite places and she spent more money on this property than any other. She carried out several modest reconstruction works in the palace. She transformed the existing terrace into a permanent, huge stone terrace with statues, sculptures, and an outdoor banquet house.

She used the castle for diplomatic purposes, although it did not have as much space as more modern royal palaces. This stream of foreign visitors was captured in William Shakespeare's play "The Merry Wives of Windsor."