ANNUS HORRIBILIS: The fire in 1992 and restoration of Windsor Castle

Monday 11 May 2020

1992 was described by The Queen as her “Annus Horribilis”  This illustrated talk tells the story of one part of that year, the devastating fire at Windsor Castle.

How did a fire take hold when state of the art fire alarm systems had just been fitted?  How did it spread so devastatingly fast and burn out of control for 15 hours? What was the cause? How was the Castle renovated and how did it lead to a major reconstruction of the Monarchy’s finances?