The Palace The Palace

The Palace

From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • $15.99
    • $15.99

Publisher Description

'If a house could gossip, this is the book that Hampton Court would whisper. An enjoyable and readable stroll through 500 years of Hampton Court history: royal residents, common visitors, thieves, invaders and ghosts’ PHILIPPA GREGORY

For centuries, Hampton Court has been a place of power, scandal and intrigue: a stage for events that shaped the nation. The Palace raises the curtain on 500 years of British history with royals, politicians, criminals, and geniuses all playing their parts.

Hampton Court has been an arc of monarchy, revolution, religious fundamentalism, sexual scandals, and military coups. In this rich and vivid history, Gareth Russell moves through the rooms and the decades, each time focusing on a different person who called Hampton Court their home.

Beginning with the Tudors, Russell takes the reader from the kitchens of Henry VII and the dreams of Anne Boleyn to Elizabeth I’s brush with death and the staging of Shakespeare’s plays. To the commissioning of the King James Bible, the republican victories of Oliver Cromwell, the many mistresses of Charles II and their laxative-laced attempts to embarrass one another. The gossip and feuds of Georgian aristocrats lead into the era of the Windsors when Hampton Court becomes the place to host Elizabeth II’s coronation ball and hide the last Tsar’s sister.

Fascinating and engaging, The Palace is as atmospheric as it is gossipy and through the many sovereigns and servants that lived and worked in its halls reveals the personal tragedy and political importance of this extraordinary place.

About the author

Gareth Russell is an historian and broadcaster. His books include Young and Damned and Fair, The Ship of Dreams, and Do Let’s Have Another Drink. He is the host of the podcast Single Malt History with Gareth Russell and he divides his time between Belfast and London.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2023
17 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Collins
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
55.9
MB

More Books by Gareth Russell

Do Let’s Have Another Drink Do Let’s Have Another Drink
2022
Young and Damned and Fair Young and Damned and Fair
2017
The Ship of Dreams The Ship of Dreams
2019
The Emperors The Emperors
2014
An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors
2014
It-Girls It-Girls
2014

Customers Also Bought

Revenge Revenge
2022
Lady in Waiting Lady in Waiting
2019
The Thursday Murder Club The Thursday Murder Club
2020