Windsor is a town, whose population is about 20,000, so it is larger than RUSHDEN whose population is about 14,000.
The town is situated on the South bank of the River Thames, in Berkshire, and is 21 miles west of LONDON.
On the opposite bank of the Thames is ETON, which is noted for its Public School. This school was founded by King Henry VI in 1440.
Windsor Castle - For over 800 years this castle has been one of the residences of the KINGS and QUEENS of ENGLAND.
EDWARD the CONFESSOR (1042-1066) had a place at Old Windsor three miles away. WILLIAM the CONQUEROR (1066-1087) saw the military importance of the hill close to the river and built a castle defended by a moat.
John (1199-1216) went forth from Windsor Castle to meet his Barons in 1216 when he signed the MAGNA CARTA at Runnymede, a few miles away.
On approaching WINDSOR you should notice the famous ROUND TOWER, which as built by King EDWARD III as ameeting place for the Knights of the Garter. This spot was selected as it was supposed to be here that King Arthur used to converse with the Knights of the Rount Table. In the Round Tower is mounted a large bell, cast at Moscow, and weighing over 17 cwt. This bell is only rung on the death of a sovereign. You should notice the UNION JACK on a flagstaff 73'9'' high. When the King is in residence the ROYAL STANDARD is flown.