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- 1st March 2012
- 160 pages -
"Royal London" celebrates the defining influence of British Kings and Queens on the cultural, social and architectural landscape of London over the last two millennia, featuring grand, world-famous sites of royal importance, such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, alongside lesser-known areas or monuments. Blending charted history with little-known stories and anecdotes, "Royal London" offers a deeper insight into the colourful regal characters and the legacies they left behind, lending renewed interest to obvious places of royal significance and awakening interest in forgotten monuments to the monarchy. Divided by area and with a locator map of London at the front of the book, "Royal London" reveals the fascinating history and stories behind over 130 buildings, parks, gardens, statues and other objects in London that are associated with royalty, fully illustrated with specially commissioned photography. This fully-updated edition in a handy new format is a timely addition to the New Holland London range, launching before the Queen's jubilee in 2012, and containing new features on William and Kate's wedding as well as brand new profiles on each of the royals.
Jane Struthers is a full-time writer who has always been fascinated by history and historical buildings. She is the author of many non-fiction books, including Britain from the Air, Royal Britain from the Air and Britain's Coastlines from the Air (all published by Ebury Press). She is also author of the New Holland title Royal Palaces of Britain. Jane lives in Kent. Ricky Leaver is a London-based photographer who runs the London Stills picture library: the only online picture library dedicated to the city of London.