Windsor Castle Timeline

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  • c. 1070
    William the Conqueror builds a motte and bailey castle at Windsor.
  • c. 1170
    Henry II builds the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, England.
  • 1216
    Windsor castle is besieged during the First Barons' War.
  • 1278
    Windsor Castle hosts a great medieval tournament.
  • 1344
    Windsor Castle hosts a great medieval tournament involving 200 knights.
  • c. 1348
    Edward III of England creates the Order of the Garter, a chivalric order for knights with its headquarters at Windsor Castle
  • 6 Dec 1421
    Birth of Henry, son of Henry V of England and future Henry VI of England at Windsor Castle.
  • 1475
    The stone vaulted ceiling of Saint George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is built.
  • 1478 - 1485
    The oak choir stalls are added to Saint George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
  • 29 Jan 1820
    George III of Great Britain dies of pneumonia in Windsor Castle.
  • 26 Jun 1830
    George IV of Great Britain dies of illness at Windsor Castle.
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