The Queen's Houses

The Queen's Houses

Alan Titchmarsh Hardcover, 255 pages; 2014
#UJ7772 $35.00 Members' Price: $29.75

When Henry VIII died in 1547, the king owned more than sixty palaces and houses. Today his grandniece (thirteen times over) Queen Elizabeth II divides her time between "only" five homes...but, oh, what homes they are! This handsomely illustrated tome profiles the fascinating history of each of the queen's residences - Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Sandringham House in England and Balmoral Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland - complete with architectural details and anecdotes about generations of royal inhabitants. Additional chapters explore the lives of royal servants, the peculiarities of royal childhoods, even details about the lavish state banquets held at Buckingham Palace, where the queen lives "above the shop" during the work week. It's a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of one of the world's most enduring monarchies. (KG)

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