Our new home, Windsor

On 11 August 1239, two days after the fiasco of the churching, the bailiffs of Windsor were ordered to have the queen’s chamber there painted and the chamber for Edward wainscoted, the first indication that the royal children were going to be raised at the castle. The bailiffs were also to have iron bars fitted to the window of the infant heir’s chamber. This was in response to the would-be assassin who crept into the king’s chamber at Woodstock palace the previous September with the intention of killing him and the queen. The royal couple were in fact sleeping together that night, but in Eleanor’s chamber. Lastly, the bailiffs were told to have the underground cave at Windsor repaired. A shame more details on that weren’t forthcoming.

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