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Sutton Pub Ltd

Strange History of Buckingham

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Title: Strange History of Buckingham
Author: Wright, Patricia
ISBN: 9780750912839
Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd
Published: 2002
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

World History 1356394

Publisher Description:
Neither conventional history nor guide, this book reveals how Buckingham Palace came to be the place it is, from a time when it probably formed the escape route from a Roman battle nearly 2000 years ago to the establishment of the first gentleman's house there in the 17th century, and on into a chequered royal history. The first of several female owners was a Saxon queen whose lust for power vied with that of her husband's courtiers. The monks of St James's once also owned part of the site and were condemned by their superiors for scandalous relations with virgins meant to be in their care. Even James I's ambitious plans to found an English silk industry, in what are now the Palace gardens, were soon subject to covert takeover bids that converted his mulberry garden into a pleasure park for assignations and feasting which defied killjoy spies of a Puritan republic.