Royal Ascot – Height of the English Social Season

By | May 21st, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Popular Fixture in the English Social Calendar It's no accident that Ascot racecourse is located near Windsor Castle. A flat expanse of heathland near the castle in the town of Ascot was suggested by Queen Anne after coming upon it one day while out for a ride. The first race took place on August 11, [...]