Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace

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Royal Collection Trust #ad - When we envision the british monarchy, one of the first things that comes to mind is Buckingham Palace, with its gilded gates and changing of the guard. Throughout england’s history, Windsor Castle has stood fast and evolved, much like the monarchy that inhabits it to this day. But it is windsor castle that can claim pride of place as the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, dating to the earliest days of the monarchy, a symbol of strength and magnificence over a nearly thousand-year history of sieges and soirées alike.

Witness to both great moments in the country’s history and those that threatened to destroy it, the castle has become a symbol of English culture and architecture. The magisterial windsor castle: a thousand years of a royal palace illuminates the castle’s past using evidence from archaeological investigation and documentary sources, and both historical and specially commissioned contemporary photographs, drawings, and is illustrated with paintings, as well as stunning reconstructions of the castle’s past appearance which bring this essential piece of English history to life.

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Buckingham Palace: The Interiors

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Rizzoli #ad - Decorative furnishings from George IV's exotic Brighton Pavilion lend a fanciful turn to many of the rooms. The long, peter paul rubens, skylit picture gallery is hung with important works of art from the Royal Collection by Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicolas Poussin, Johannes Vermeer, Anthony van Dyck, and Canaletto, among others.

An important representation of regency, and Edwardian styles, Victorian, the palace is the work of such noted architects as John Nash and Sir Aston Webb. Hicks records the formal spaces with vibrancy, capturing the magnificent rooms furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. Starting at the grand staircase, hicks leads us through the state rooms, which is the setting for twenty investiture ceremonies each year; and the Throne Room, which include the White Drawing Room and the Blue Drawing Room that both overlook the palace gardens; the Ballroom, used by Queen Victoria for spectacular costume balls in the 1840s.

Buckingham Palace: The Interiors #ad - . Interior designer and artist ashley Hicks presents his photographs and description of the interior design of Buckingham Palace, home of Britain's royal family since 1837.

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The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

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Harper #ad - Angela is a talented and inspiring woman, who has captured the highlights of her long career with The Queen for us all to share. Samantha cohen, assistant private Secretary to The Queen 2011–2018. It gives a rare insight into the demands of the job of supporting the Monarch, hard work, and we gain privileged insight into a successful working relationship, characterized by humor, creativity, and a mutual commitment to service and duty.

The book documents the unique working relationship between Her Majesty The Queen and the woman who has been her Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser for more than two decades: Angela Kelly. Angela has worked with the queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, Curator, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty’s Personal Advisor, Wardrobe and In-house Designer.

The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe #ad - Whether it’s preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty’s day with a playful joke, Angela’s priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs – many from angela’s own private collection – and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it’s like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way.

Angela kelly, and ian thomas, building on the work of the great designers and milliners who have worked with Her Majesty through the years – including couturiers Sir Norman Hartnell, and milliners such as Simone Mirman and Freddy Fox – brings her own imagination to bear on an iconic ‘uniform’ that suggests continuity and tradition, Sir Hardy Amies, and ensures that the wearer is always the most visible person in a room or a crowd.

Anna wintour, voguewhen angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen.

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The Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of The British Isles

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Rizzoli #ad - Additional essays reflect on how changing twentieth century values have impacted the country house, with contributions by writers and scholars such as Sarah Callander-Beckett on the private house, Dr. Madge dresser on slavery and the country house, and Dr. At the same time it reveals the complex stories of these interiors, from great halls, both grand and hidden, libraries and entryways to the kitchens and stables and gardens.

This exciting new book on british country houses offers an unusual and magnificent look at the lifestyle, architecture, and interior design of the country house of the British Isles. From brideshead to downton abbey, the country house is a subject of fantasy and curiosity, as well as a rich resource to explore the history of great architecture and decoration and the lives of landowners and those who made the houses work.

. With hundreds of photographs from the national Trust, this visually lavish volume draws back the curtain on important historic homes in England, Wales, Scotland, and others from public and private collections, and Ireland. Locations featured include knole, blenheim, Chatsworth, Bodiam Castle, Longleat, Castle Howard, Polesden Lacey, Cragside, Petworth, and dozens more.

The Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of The British Isles #ad - An insightful essay by renowned British author and historian David Cannadine explores how the idea of the country house has changed over the past forty years. Oliver cox on the 'Downton Abbey 'effect. The texts are woven around extensive picture essays, introduced and curated by country house specialist Jeremy Musson, which look at the identity and image of British country houses of all kinds and the stories they contain.

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Versailles: A Private Invitation

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Flammarion #ad - This new edition includes previously unseen material on the recently restored Cabinet de la Meridienne Marie-Antoinette’s boudoir, and new, the Salon d’Aurore, up-close and in-situ details of objects that are not part of the general public circuit. This comprehensive monograph on Versailles offers unprecedented access to the château and grounds of one of France’s most significant and legendary historical landmarks.

For this book, versailles granted the photographer carte blanche access to the palace and its grounds. Also included are historical memoirs and letters that provide fascinating insight into life at the palace. From the most renowned rooms to the gardens, Versailles is a theater of unrivaled splendor that continues to capture the hearts of visitors and aficionados of France from around the world.

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Windsor Castle: An Illustrated History

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Royal Collection Trust #ad -  . This new popular history of the castle explains how a norman motte-and-bailey castle established by William the Conqueror around 1070 survived and evolved through the Middle Ages, and the disastrous fire of 1992, the English Civil War, the Restoration of the monarchy, two World Wars, to remain the premier royal residence of Her Majesty The Queen to this day.

Windsor castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, has been a site of fundamental historical, cultural, and architectural importance for nearly one thousand years. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular paintings, as well as reconstructions of the castle at important moments in its history, drawings, and photographs from the Royal Collection, this book also includes newly commissioned photography of the castle as it appears today, revealing how this extraordinary building has developed over the centuries.

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The Quest for Queen Mary

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - This is arguably the most riotously funny volume published this year'max hastings, most eccentric books of the year'Craig Brown, Sunday Times'One of the funniest, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, Mail on SundayWhen James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, court members and retainers around Europe.

The Quest for Queen Mary #ad - Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age. Giving much greater insight into queen mary than the official version, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and a young Queen Elizabeth, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.

A scary portrait of put-upon servants and potty aristos. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years.

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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds

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Frances Lincoln #ad - In the footsteps of artists and designers including humphry and george repton, william Morris, who inspired the arts and crafts movement, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, and Victorian visionary, Norman Jewson, Clough Williams-Ellis and Oliver Hill, and others such as Detmar Blow, which have shaped the English identity.

In this beautifully produced book, as well as an experienced architectural historian, they can now be enjoyed through the eyes of their owners, and an award-winning photographer. A personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England. Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public.

Secret Houses of the Cotswolds #ad - Author and architectural historian, offer privileged access to twenty houses, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, from castles and manor houses, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, architecture and interiors, Jeremy Musson, revealing their history, in the company of their devoted owners.

Each house has their own story, but their distinctive honey-coloured stone walls, set amongst rolling hills, in different ways express the ideals of English life.

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The Rebirth of an English Country House: St Giles House

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Rizzoli #ad - English country-house splendor, revived furniture from the georgian and victorian periods, restored plasterwork and textiles, reworked antique Brussels tapestries, with its sunken garden, returns to the house in the form of re-created wallpapers, woodlands, customized paints, and a complete overhaul of the landscape, avenue of beeches, lake, through the hands of some of the world’s top artisans and craftspeople, and shell-encrusted grotto.

Giles house, in the idyllic Dorset countryside, offers high-point Georgian architecture and interiors that bridge many historical styles. The 12th earl of shaftesbury, 39-year-old Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, invites the reader into the house that his family has called home since the fifteenth century. In recent years, his award-winning restoration has brought the house back to life, transforming exquisite spaces that honor the past while being suited to twenty-first-century living.

The Rebirth of an English Country House: St Giles House #ad - . The brilliantly restored St. With stories of noteworthy architecture, beautiful interiors, and centuriesof a single family’s involvement in British and world history, the aristocratic life, this book will appeal to devotees of country living, historic houses, and English interior design.

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Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed

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Acc Art Books #ad - This book serves as the first comprehensive survey of the house, and divulges the history of the Townshend family, its evolution, its history, whose impact on British politics has been felt since before the sixteen hundreds. As one of the earliest examples of neo-palladian architecture in England, and with significant William Kent interiors, Ranham Hall is now the focal point of an entire book devoted to its evolution as a splendid country house and as the seat of one of England's most important families.

The present marquess and marchioness townshend are breathing new life into this ancient family house, which has been passed down through generation after generation, and are sharing its treasures with the public for the first time. A house of national importance, and is one of the earliest examples of neo-palladian architecture in england, this book will be of interest to history enthusiasts, as well as anyone who has ever admired the grandeur of a stately homeOn the eve of its 400th anniversary, which has hosted English monarchs and nobility from the Jacobean period to the present day, is making itself publicly accessible for the first time•This is the first ever comprehensive survey of Raynham Hall•Raynham Hall has been the seat of the politically and culturally significant Townshend family for nearly 400 years, boasting exquisite furniture and interiors redesigned by William Kent•Covering the Hall's place in British social history and its architectural evolution, Raynham Hall is experiencing a renaissance.

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Great English Interiors

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Prestel #ad - Including houghton hall from the 18th century and waddesdon manor from the 19th century, Pauline de Rothschild, the book continues into the 20th century to feature the homes of such influential figures as Nancy Lancaster, and David Hicks, guiding readers through the finest examples of English interior design.

. Step into british history with this marvelous collection of photographs of the country's greatest homes. Famed photographer derry moore and renowned interior designer David Mlinaric offer a panoramic tour inside some of Britain's finest manor houses, castles, halls, and public buildings. Anglophiles, and lovers of grand interiors will enjoy these gorgeous photographs while discovering more about the designers, armchair tourists, architects, and trends that have made British style so alluring and enduring over the centuries.

Great English Interiors #ad - The work of british masters including inigo Jones, William Kent, and Robert Adam is beautifully portrayed in striking photographs while complementary essays enlighten readers on the events and personalities that lend each site cultural significance. Bridging five centuries, chastleton, this lavishly illustrated book looks at houses such as Haddon Hall, and Knole, each with superb examples of Tudor and Stuart interiors.

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