Windsor Castle

In 1820, George IV came to the throne of Great Britain.

An excerpt from the article 36 facts about Windsor Castle

He intended to create a complex of royal palaces that would reflect his wealth and influence as the ruler of an increasingly powerful Britain. He began rebuilding Windsor Castle to modernize it. The Parliament allocated £300.000 for this purpose (£245 million in 2008).

The castle was rebuilt, including numerous new towers, and the southern ward was intended for private quarters for the king.

The reconstruction of the castle was completed by the death of the main architect in 1840. Total investment costs rose to over one million pounds (£817 million in 2008).