'Ancient Kitchen Windsor Castle', early 19th century.
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Coloured aquatint by W J Bennett after I Stephanoff and published by W H Pyne in 1818, showing servants preparing food in the kitchens of Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Men can be seen weighing meat to the left of the image while a dog lies asleep in the display of vegetables and meat in the centre foreground. Windsor Castle was built over 900 years ago by William the Conqueror (1027-1087) and sits above the river Thames and near Saxon hunting grounds. In 2003 Windsor Castle was still a royal residence and the largest occupied castle in the world.