9781605983332

QUEEN'S HOUSE PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9781605983332

  • ISBN10:

    1605983330

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-08-17
  • Publisher: MICROCASM

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Summary

In this social history of Buckingham Palace, Edna Healey mines the royal archives to take the reader into its moonlit gardens, up the grand staircase, and inside its tapestried walls. Dr. Johnson again holds forth in the library, Queen Victoria encores Mendelssohn in the music room, and in the royal chambers Fanny Burney wrestles once more with protocol. Written with the assistance of the royal family, this lively and colorful biography of a house reveals not only the changing fašade of the palace but also the changing face of a nation's culture, morals, fashions, and tastes.

Author Biography

Lady Edna Healey, beloved author of Wives of Fame and Lady Unknown: The Life of Angela Burdett-Coutts, died in 2010 in Sussex, England.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prologuep. xiii
The Duke of Buckinghamp. 1
George III and Queen Charlottep. 28
George IVp. 82
William IVp. 100
Queen Victoriap. 116
Edward VIIp. 190
King George V and Queen Maryp. 208
King Edward VIIIp. 264
King George VI and Queen Elizabethp. 281
Queen Elizabeth IIp. 338
Notesp. 395
Sources and Select Bibliographyp. 415
Indexp. 421
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