Historic Royal Palaces

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Curators of Historic Royal Palaces

ISBN: 978 1 85759 677 9
Size: 190 x 165 mm / 6.5 x 7.5 in.
Binding: softcover
Pages: 80
Images: 37 colour

UK £9.95 / US $14.95


  • Continuing Scala's successful and insightful series into a range of the most interesting and appealing artworks in some of the most important collections in the world
  • Unique selections by specialist curators at the five royal palaces - Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Tower of London


Home to a staggering collection of treasures reflecting hundreds of years of work by the finest craftspeople, these five palaces span nearly a thousand years of history. From these collections, curators from each of the palaces have selected objects that speak to them personally – from Henry VIII’s magnificent tapestries of Petrarch’s Triumphto the exquisite baby shoes of Edward VII, lovingly kept by Queen Victoria; from the classical nymphs and satyrs of Verrio’s wall paintings at Hampton Court to the astonishing 14th-century mural discovered under layers of limewash in the Tower of London’s Byward Tower; from Queen Charlotte’s magnificent State bed to the preserved Georgian kitchens at Kew Palace.


"This little book is full of such fascinating facts, with everything beautifully illustrated. It is itself a little gem"
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