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Buckingham Palace: The Official Illustrated History

Robinson, John Martin

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ISBN 10: 1902163184 / ISBN 13: 9781902163185
Published by Royal Collection Trust, London, England, 2010
Condition: Very good. Soft cover
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Glued binding. 144 p. Illustrations (some in color). John Martin Robinson (born 1948) is a British architectural historian and officer of arms. He was educated at Fort Augustus Abbey, a Benedictine school at Fort Augustus, the University of St Andrews (graduating MA) and then in 1970 arrived at Oriel College, Oxford, to prepare for a DPhil. He worked for the Greater London Council? ? '? ? s Historic Buildings Division from 1974. Robinson was Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary at the College of Arms from 1982 and is now Maltravers Herald Extraordinary. In 1978 he was appointed Librarian to the Earl Marshal. He was also the archivist for the Dukes of Norfolk. Robinson is also a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. It was subsequently acquired by King George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte and was known as "The Queen's House". During the 19th century it was enlarged, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, who formed three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The last major structural additions were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the East front, which contains the well-known balcony on which the royal family traditionally congregates to greet crowds outside. Presumed first U. K. edition/first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 71260

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Title: Buckingham Palace: The Official Illustrated ...

Publisher: Royal Collection Trust, London, England

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Trade paperback

Book Condition: Very good.

Edition: 1st Edition

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This publication provides an illustrated account of the history of the royal palace that serves as Her Majesty The Queen's office and London residence, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. Illustrated with over 100 colour images including documents, paintings, drawings and works of art, depicting both the building and its inhabitants, the book describes chronologically how the structure has changed throughout its history to suit the varying need of its occupants.

About the Author:

John Martin Robinson has written extensively on British architecture. He is the author of a companion volume on Windsor Castle and also wrote the official guidebooks to both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. He is Librarian to the Duke of Norfolk and Maltravers Herald of Arms Extraordinary.

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