St James's Palace

St James's Palace
Author: Kenneth Scott
Publisher: Scala Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2010
Genre: London (England)
ISBN: 9781857596595


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St James's Palace was built by Henry VIII in the 1530s on the site of a former leper hospital, and as such is one of London's oldest royal palaces and host to some of the most extraordinary events in British history. It was at St James's Palace that Mary Tudor signed the treaty surrendering Calais; where Elizabeth I held her Councils of War at the time of the Spanish Armada and where Charles I spent his final night before his execution. Today, the Palace remains the official seat of the monarchy - 'the Court of St James' - playing host to many state and ceremonial occasions. This delightful book is filled with quality reproductions to illustrate the witty and informative text, bringing to life the history of the royal palace. Sir Kenneth Scott, an author very familiar with the workings of a royal household, gives an illuminating and fascinating account of the history of St James's Palace, which is the only one of the Royal Palaces not open to the public. AUTHOR: After school and university in Edinburgh, Sir Kenneth Scott joined the Diplomatic Service and served in a variety of posts including Moscow, Bonn, Washington and Brussels before being appointed Ambassador in Yugoslavia in 1982. From 1985 to 1996 he was one of the Private Secretaires to The Queen, and during most of that time he lived in an apartment in St. James' Palace. In 1996, after retirement from the Royal Household, he spent nine months in Sarajevo as Chairman of the Provisional Election Commission which organised the first democratic elections in Bosnia after the war. He now lives in Edinburgh. 150 colour illustrations

Memorials of St. James's Palace

Memorials of St. James's Palace
Author: Edgar Sheppard
Publisher:
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1894
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN:


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St James's Palace

St James's Palace
Author: Rufus Bird
Publisher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2023-01-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 0300267460


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The first modern history of St James's Palace, shedding light on a remarkable building at the heart of the history of the British monarchy that remains by far the least known of the royal residences In this first modern history of St James's Palace, the authors shed new light on a remarkable building that, despite serving as the official residence of the British monarchy from 1698 to 1837, is by far the least known of the royal residences. The book explores the role of the palace as home to the heir to the throne before 1714, its impact on the development of London and the West end during the late Stuart period, and how, following the fire at the palace of Whitehall, St James's became the principal seat of the British monarchy in 1698. The arrangement and display of the paintings and furnishings making up the Royal Collection at St James's is chronicled as the book follows the fortunes of the palace through the Victorian and Edwardian periods up to the present day. Specially commissioned maps, phased plans, and digital reconstructions of the palace at key moments in its development accompany a rich array of historical drawings, watercolors, photographs, and plans. The book includes a foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Published in association with Royal Collection Trust

Punishment for War Crimes

Punishment for War Crimes
Author: United Nations Information Office
Publisher:
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1943
Genre: War crimes
ISBN:


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St. James's Palace

St. James's Palace
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 1
Release: 1981
Genre:
ISBN:


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Palace Extraordinary

Palace Extraordinary
Author: Charles Graves
Publisher: London : Cassell
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1963
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN:


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By the Clock of St. James's

By the Clock of St. James's
Author: Percy Armytage
Publisher:
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1927
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN:


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The Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal
Author: David Baldwin (BA.)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1990
Genre: Architecture
ISBN:


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