British Castles and Palaces - 
      Roy Charles

British Castles and Palaces

British Castles and Palaces takes you on an epic tour of Britain's inspiring
castles and palaces many of which still stand proud and can be visited today. Since around 280 AD, new invaders and established monarchs alike were prolific builders - symbols of power, wealth and fear, Britain's history can be detected in its majestic buildings bursting with fascinating tales when they have been attacked, burnt down and then rebuilt again. Les mer
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British Castles and Palaces takes you on an epic tour of Britain's inspiring
castles and palaces many of which still stand proud and can be visited today. Since around 280 AD, new invaders and established monarchs alike were prolific builders - symbols of power, wealth and fear, Britain's history can be detected in its majestic buildings bursting with fascinating tales when they have been attacked, burnt down and then rebuilt again. They have been home to the greatest figures in British history - Kings and Queens have been born and died in them and battles fought over them.
Find out which is the largest inhabited castle in the world, which hotel includes a suite once slept in by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, which senior Nazi was sent to the Tower of London by Churchill in WW2, the castle in which Charles I hid from Cromwell's forces, which childhood home of Henry VIII became the dazzling art-deco playground of a millionaire couple, at which castle was it said 'We've been waiting 700 years, you can have the seven minutes.' and who first made Buckingham Palace their home?
This very readable book uncovers the secrets of incredible stories of warfare, intrigue, romance and even murder with full colour illustrations. As is now the tradition with the White on Black brand, GBP1 from each sale will be donated to charity, in this case Crisis - The Homelessness Charity.
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Forlag: White On Black Publishing Ltd
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 152
ISBN: 9781999898168
Format: 16 x 11 cm
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Author, Roy Charles, was born in Westminster, London and has lived in and around this great city and revelled in its deep history all his life. Roy's interest started at school, fascinated by and engaging with the characters, their battles and castles and then the social and geographical changes they brought about ( in that order ! ). At the same time he also used to collect Tea Cards. From 1954 until 1999, packets of Brooke Bond tea included small, illustrated cards, about 50 in a series, which were collected by many children. "Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II", "Famous Britons" and "British Costume" were some of the subjects covered, and there were a total of about 85 separate titles issued around the world: 59 series published in the UK, 17 series in Canada, 7 of these were released in the USA, 6 series in what was Rhodesia, and 3 series in South Africa.
In 2016, Roy noted that there was not an A6 book of British Prime Ministers in existence, hence the first in the WoB style ( white text on black background ) was published in November 2017, which reflected the tea card format of about 200 words per subject and a colour portrait. - but specifically covering UK historical topics.
Roy has spent much of his career in Information Technology ( IT ) Services as well as being a part-time professional singer and music producer. From 2000 to 2005, Roy was also the Chairman of a UK Government Learning and Skills Council responsible for funding post 16 education.
Roy now resides in Ash, Kent, on the outskirts of London with his family, having been blessed with four children.
Series now includes British Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens of England and Britain, British Castles and Palaces, British Battles from 825 to Present with Great British Women in production.