Windsor Castle

The civil war and interregnum years caused enormous damage to the royal palaces of England.

An excerpt from the article 36 facts about Windsor Castle

The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 brought many significant changes to Windsor Castle. It was the only royal palace that was fully modernized by Charles II.

Charles II was heavily influenced by the style of Louis XIV and imitated French design. In Windsor, he created the most baroque interiors ever created in England.

The North Terrace was rebuilt and a new building was built, called the Starry Terrace because Charles II placed a huge gilded Garter star on its side. The castle was expanded, increasing its area.