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Queen's House: A Social History of Buckingham Palace

Written by Edna Healey

A biography of the world’s most famous house and the story of its vital role in the history of a nation.

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 in the royal chambers Fanny Burney wrestles once more with protocol.

Written with the assistance of the royal family, this lively and colorful biography of a house reveals not only the changing façade of the palace but also the changing face of a nation’s culture, morals, fashions, and tastes.

• Paperback; 464 pages with color and black & white photographs throughout.

• Dimensions: 5.6" x 1.3" x 8.3"

This book accompanies the upcoming exhibition "Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown" at Winterthur, October 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018.

Our inaugural "Eye on the Iconic" series debuts with a spectacular display featuring the replica coronation gown from the Netflix series The Crown, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. This replica dress is a true icon, created in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee!

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