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The Tower Of London

Author : Edward Impey
ISBN : 1858941067
Genre : Architecture
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The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic monuments in the world, conjuring up images of towering battlements, arms and armour, ravens, the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and Norman architecture. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, new photography and new reconstructions at key points in history, this official illustrated history tells the Tower's story.
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Author : Nigel Jones
ISBN : 9780312622961
Genre : Architecture
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A dramatic history of the Tower of London places its story in a context of national and international events, drawing on primary sources to explore its diverse functions as a British symbol, epicenter for violent events and modern tourist attraction. By the author of Through a Glass Darkly. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Architecture

The Tower Of London

Author : Stephen Porter
ISBN : 9781445615707
Genre : History
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Fortress, palace & prison, the 1000-year story of the Tower
Category: History

The Crown Jewels

Author : Anna Keay
ISBN : 0500289824
Genre : Crown jewels
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This edition features a specially bound copy of Keay's book together with a facsimile of Joseph Robins's panoramic representation of Queen Victoria's 1838 coronation procession in Westminster Abbey presented together in a clamshell gift box.
Category: Crown jewels

Hampton Court Palace

Author : Lucy Worsley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121855626
Genre : Architecture
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Tells the compelling story of one of the finest palaces in Europe, situated on the banks of the River Thames south-west of London and a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 Celebrates one of the most visited and intriguing architectural ensembles in Britain, including the palace's original sixteenth-century buildings of Henry VIII's reign and the late seventeenth-century Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren Includes full coverage of Hampton Court's famous and ever-popular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening 300 years ago Reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers as well as life `below stairs' in the same series as Merrell's highly successful official illustrated histories of the Tower of London and Kensington Palace.
Category: Architecture

Whitehall Palace

Author : Simon Thurley
ISBN : UOM:39015078801076
Genre : Architecture
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?The complete history of Whitehall Palace, the official seat of the English monarchy for almost 160 years
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The Story Of The Tower Of London

Author : Tracy Borman
ISBN : 1858946336
Genre : History
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This book reveals the fascinating stories, dramatic events and colourful characters that make up the Tower of London’s remarkably long and varied history. Written from a social perspective, it presents a fresh appraisal of this world-famous site and sets it apart from any other available book. It offers a comprehensive history of the fortress, from its Roman origins right up to the present day. With over 200 colour illustrations and a comprehensive and chronological narrative divided into thematic chapters, it conveys brilliantly the many and varied stories which make up the Tower’s history – from the menagerie and royal mint to the roll call of its famous prisoners. The story of the Tower of London is, in many respects, the story of England. When building work began on the fortress, the capital was little more than a small town with no more than 10,000 inhabitants. Almost 1,000 years later, the fortress still stands as a symbol of royal power, pomp and ceremony, tradition, heritage, military might, treachery and torture. Its myriad roles are reflected in the complex series of buildings that make up this formidable, magnificent fortress – an iconic site that still attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year.
Category: History

The Tower Of London

Author : William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN : OXFORD:600053390
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Kensington Palace

Author : Edward Impey
ISBN : 1858945933
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 64.71 MB
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Reopened to the public in spring 2012 after major renovation, Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for more than three centuries. Formerly a private house enlarged by Christopher Wren to suit the needs of William and Mary, this nonetheless unpretentious property was the favoured home of five sovereigns until the mid-eighteenth century, and during this period was restyled and decorated by some of England’s greatest architects, artists and designers. It was the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, and towards the end of her reign she approved a pioneering restoration of the State Apartments. More recently, Kensington was the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, during the last years of her life. This revised illustrated history, published to mark the palace’s latest transformation, tells the fascinating story of the site, recounting not only the architectural development of the building and the creation of its magnificent gardens, but also the dramas and intrigues of court life.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles