A illustrated guide to the British Royal Family, covering individual members of the family, the succession, royal duties, the royal household, royal residences and a look back over the history of British monarchs asking how much do we know about the monarchy? This Collins Gem takes you through its many aspects. It includes: a historical review of monarchs in Britain; The Royal Office; ancestry and heraldry, symbols of office (crown, orb, etc.) and the succession; the Royal family; Royal Palaces - Buckingham Palace, Holyroodhouse, Windsor Castle and more; places with royal connections - Brighton Pavilion, Tower of London, Fotheringhay, Osborne House; the Royal calendar; the Court Circular and regular celebrations and duties - The Queen's Official Birthday, The Maundy Thursday service, etc.; and the Royal household - the royal staff, the royal wealth, the art collection, and royal regiments.
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Collins Gems are smartly designed pocket reference guides, providing knowledge at a glance on a wide variety of popular and timely subjects. Packed with color photos and illustrations, and sporting durable flexi–bindings, these unique quick–reference books offer the minimum in size and the maximum in useful information.
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Book Description HarperCollins (UK), 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007123078