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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

The Royal Wives of Windsor

Stories of our Queens' Consort

What is the story?

This is the story of our Queens’ Consort, the wives of our kings, from 1070 to 1952.

Many of them have played a role in shaping the monarchy, at Windsor Castle and beyond.

Eleanor of Castile, Isabella of Valois, Catherine of Aragon, and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are just some of those who have made their mark.

Talk details:

LocatonLength
Village Hall or your meeting venue
45 to 60 minutes
Online via Zoom
45 to 60 minutes

What will I find out?

Since 1070, when William the Conqueror began building Windsor Castle, 37 ladies have been Queen Consort to the Kings of England then Britain.  How many of them do you know?

  • The one who found court life “stiflingly dull”
  • The witch Queen
  • The six year old Queen
  • The one who introduced riding side-saddle
  • The injured Queen
  • The one who “loved hospitals”

And the ones who married for love.

We meet them all and discover some amazing facts.

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Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Member of Association of Wessex Tourist Guides
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Windsor Welcome Tourist Guides Association

Mollie Dunning

Maidenhead Townswomen's Guild

We have had some very interesting talks from Graham. He really enjoys his subjects and passes his interest and knowledge on to his audiences. Our members certainly look forward to the meetings when Graham is giving a talk.

Hilary Powley

The Friendship Club

We have enjoyed several of Graham’s talks and they have always been well presented, interesting and entertaining.

Alan Copeland

Whitchurch Camera Club

Graham is a regular visitor to our meetings and his talks are always very popular. He displays a great depth of knowledge of his subject, is very professional and informative in his delivery and his talks are illustrated with superb photography.

HF Holidays guest

Friendly and relaxed with a good sense of humour.

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