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Keepers of the Kingdom: The Ancient Offices…

Keepers of the Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain

by Alastair Bruce, Julian Calder (Photographer), Mark Cator (Photographer)

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"For centuries the people who exercise power in Britain have gathered interesting titles. In many cases the holder's power has long since fallen into abeyance, but the titles, dress and sometimes bizarre rituals associated with them have retained their magical hold over us as keepers of an ancient tradition." "Keepers of the Kingdom considers over a hundred of these historical and contemporary titles. Photographers Julian Calder and Mark Cator have portrayed the present holders in their particular 'uniform' - grand, humble, symbolic or simply practical - and in places that are special and specific to the responsibilities of their role." "Alastair Bruce's informative and lively text relates the story behind each of these images, both as fascinating vignettes of particular circumstances and as part of the history that has made the United Kingdom what it is today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)



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British offices of the obscure, arcane, strange, and unique. Those ropes and pickets on the chest of the Master of the Horse are the same as those on the Commander in Chief Naval Home Command. Why? To keep both horse and boat tethered to ground. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
I'm glad somebody took these photos before any more of these offices were abolished. ( )
  AlexV_was_taken | Feb 22, 2007 |
An enjoyable coffee table book for anyone interested in British pageantry. Consists of short one page profiles of the various offices along with a creative photograph of the office holder(s), often with their ceremonial regalia.
A collection of internet links related to persons and organizations profiled in _Keepers of the Kingdom_: http://del.icio.us/Neitz/Keepers_of_the_Kingdom ( )
  Neitz | Sep 29, 2005 |
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Calder, JulianPhotographermain authorall editionsconfirmed
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