The Queen's House: A Social History of Buckingham Palace

Open Road Media
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A “lively” tour of the royal residence: Readers “will delight in this well-written chronicle of the House of Windsor.” —Publishers Weekly
 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 Fanny Burney wrestles once more with protocol in the royal chambers.
 Written with the assistance of the royal family, this lively and colorful biography of a house reveals not only the changing facade of the palace but also the changing face of a nation’s culture, morals, fashions, and tastes.
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About the author

British author Lady Edna Healey (1918–2010) was the beloved biographer of Wives of Fame and Lady Unknown: The Life of Angela Burdett-Coutts.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Aug 7, 2012
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Pages
464
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ISBN
9781453265277
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
History / Europe / Great Britain / General
History / Social History
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