The recent reports about plans to develop visitor facilities and open up more of the Royal Apartments at Windsor Castle included this picture of the undercroft in the Upper Ward of the castle which dates from the rebuilding of the residential part of the complex in the 1360s. I have seen the point made that, proportionately, King Edward III spent as much on these works as King Louis XIV did at Versailles three centuries later. The surviving portions suggest something of the scale of what the Kingcreated, and which underlie later rebuildings and reconstructions. The present plans envisage turning this into the restaurant for visitors.
King Edward III's undercroft at Windsor Castle
Image: Mark Fiennes/Royal Collection Trust/ Daily Telegraph