LONDON — A French casements window was replaced with a Spanish casements one in a historic home in the English countryside.
The home, which is in Hampshire, is the home of retired British Army Major-General Charles Leopold’s wife, Margaret, who passed away in February.
The family moved into the home in July of this year and the windows were replaced in January.
Leopold served as chief of staff of the British army in France from 1916 until the end of World War I. He is buried in the cemetery at St. Mère Marnier.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Leopolds wife, Joan, said she is delighted to have a Spanish one.
She said the new windows are more welcoming, and they are better looking.
She said she has to put the old windows up for sale because they’re no longer worth the money.