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The Queen's House: A Social History of Buckingham Palace
by Edna Healey
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0718140893, Hardcover)This work presents a history of the building and inhabitants of Buckingham Palace, written with full co-operation of the Palace. The book describes the previous houses on the site and their owners, and the development of Buckingham Palace itself. It looks at the monarchs and their families, and takes the reader in to parts of the Palace that the public are never allowed to visit.
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SOCIAL & CULTURAL HISTORY. With access to the Royal Archive and the blessing of the royal family, this charming social history of Buckingham Palace opens the doors to the grand halls and private parlors of the English monarchs who have dictated the tastes of London society for two hundred years. Meticulously chronicled and sumptuously illustrated. Edna Healey is conspicuously skillful. --Jonathan Keates. Healey gives a lively description of succeeding changes in monarchs, entertainments, ceremony, architecture and amenities from Victoria (who introduced water closets) to Elizabeth II (who has lived in the palace since she was ten). Readers will delight in this well-written chronicle of the house of the House of Windsor.
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