In the footsteps of medieval kings

Edward III

Take a photographic tour of Windsor Castle and discover how medieval kings, such as William the Conqueror(below), Henry II, King John and Edward III (above), used and improved the Castle.

This resource consists of (links on right of page):

  • a PowerPoint presentation, which introduces the modern day Castle and shows evidence of its turbulent past
  • two illustrated worksheets focusing on the Castle's medieval defences
  • a set of Teachers’ notes with supporting information.

A simple lesson plan can be found in the Teachers’ Notes and the resource can easily be adapted to suit the needs of individual teachers and student groups.


The Norman Gate built in 1360 by Edward III


For more information on the history of Windsor Castle, visit, the official website of the British Monarchy.


To find out about visiting Windsor Castle with your school and about relevant learning sessions, click on Windsor: school visits.


For more information about St George’s Chapel and the Most Noble Order of the Garter, visit