Windsor Castle

In 1642, the English Civil War broke out, dividing the country between supporters of the Royalists of Charles I and the Parliamentarians.

An excerpt from the article 36 facts about Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was converted into the seat of the Earl of Essex, the senior general of Parliament. The monastery was taken over as a prison for captured royalists, and the local canons were expelled from the castle. The Chapel of Our Lady was turned into a warehouse. In Windsor Great Park, 500 king deer were killed and the fence was burned as firewood.

Charles I was also imprisoned in the castle for the last three weeks of his reign.