Royal Road

Paige Emerick - PhD Student

Royal Road

The Round Tower at Windsor Castle has stood since the twelfth century, was doubled in height during the nineteenth century, and today houses 1,000 years of history in the Royal Archives Collection.

This was my view every morning during my month-long research placement with the Georgian Papers Programme; taking a peaceful walk up to the castle before all the tourists arrived, climbing over 90 stone steps to ascend the tower, and spending the day reading through the private papers of past monarchs.