Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, has been
a Royal home for 900 years. Windsor was one in a series
of castles; all a days ride from London, built by William
the Conqueror in 1070. During its nine-century history,
the castle has been attacked only twice; in 1193 when Richard
the Lionheart was away on crusade and in the period prior
to the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 when barons rose
up against King John.
Henry VIII and his third queen, Jane Seymour; King Charles
I, Edward VII, Henry VI, George V and Queen Mary are all
buried within the walls of Windsor.
House of Plantagenet, under the reign of Henry III (1216-1272),
built Salisbury, Garter, Curfew and two other solid round
towers as part of the impressive and imposing defensive
wall on the southwestern part of Windsor castle. Salisbury
Tower sits at the southwest comer of Windsor Castle between
Garter Tower and the main entrance to the Lower Ward called
Henry VIII's Gate. Salisbury Tower is now a private residence.