Kensington Palace


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Author by John Hayes
Genre eBook London (England)
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ISBN Number UVA:X006042152

Kensington Palace


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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.

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Author by Edward Impey
Genre eBook Antiques & Collectibles
Read Book 127
ISBN Number 1858945933

Kensington Palace


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For more than 200 years the younger members of the British royal family – including future monarchs – have lived at Kensington Palace, alongside royal aunts and uncles, distant cousins and assorted aristocratic eccentrics. Kensington Palace has been the scene of countless bizarre events – here, for example, the young Queen Victoria was held a virtual prisoner for eighteen years; and it was from Kensington Palace that Queen Caroline ran the country while her husband George II moved his pictures around. In more recent times, Kensington Palace was famously the scene of Charles and Diana’s nightmare marriage and Charles’s serial adulteries. But then Kensington Palace has a long history of royal philandering. George II installed his wife and mistress in the palace, for example, and made his mistress sleep in a room so damp there were said to be mushrooms growing on the walls. And then there were the eccentrics. George III’s sixth son, Augustus, Duke of Sussex, became a virtual recluse at the palace. He collected hundreds of clocks and mechanical toys, thousands of early Bibles and dozens of songbirds that were allowed to fly freely through the royal apartments. Today, the palace is home to the future King William and his wife Catherine, and until recently home to the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan. The palace has been described as a royal menagerie, a hive of industrious freeloaders, an ant heap and even a lunatic asylum.Tom Quinn takes the reader behind the official version of palace history to discover intriguing, sometimes wild, often scandalous, but frequently heart-warming stories.

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Author by Tom Quinn
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781785905919

Kensington Palace The Birthplace Of The Queen


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Peruse this historical guide to Kensington Palace of London, the birthplace of the queen. This illustrated handbook looks at the state rooms, gardens and other aspects of the beautiful palace. In addition to the palace's architecture, historical sketches of topics are included, such as the monarchies of Queen Anne, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary.

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Author by Ernest Law
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number OXFORD:303651979

Kensington Palace In The Days Of Queen Mary Ii


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As the author pens in the introduction to this fictional tale, "An attempt has been made in this story of two hundred years ago to present Queen Mary the Second in a somewhat different light from that in which she has been generally seen."

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Author by Emma Marshall
Genre eBook English fiction
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ISBN Number NYPL:33433112050210

Kensington Palace


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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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Author by Ernest Law
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 1530803780

An Historical Guide To Kensington Palace The Birthplace Of Queen Victoria


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Author by Ernest Law
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number PRNC:32101046644199

Kensington Palace


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Author by Olwen Hedley
Genre eBook Palaces
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ISBN Number NWU:35556017756644

Lupo And The Lost Pirate Of Kensington Palace


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Film rights have been optioned to a major UK film company in this series about the palaces and the animals who share them with the ever-popular royals. This fourth book in Aby King's exciting series is set at the royal residences of Balmoral and Hampton Court. Lupo and his friends untangle a Tudor riddle of the lost Golden Hind. A legendary monster of the deep will help lead the way to a lost palace and treasure galore. Lupo will have to hurry though or else he may miss the Coronation! A treasure trove of a story with excitement, danger and heroics.

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Author by Aby King
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781444921588

A Sermon Preached At The Chapel Royal Kensington Palace On Sunday December 30 1792 By The Reverend Joseph Phillimore


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Author by Joseph Phillimore
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ISBN Number OXFORD:N11696686