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The Strange History of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous insult to the nation? This text presents ...more
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May 09, 2010 Donna Jo Atwood rated it liked it · review of another edition
It's a good thing I'm a sucker for English history, because this book has numerous misprints and errors in it, to say nothing of muddled sentences and tangled syntax. Still, it has those delightful little snippets of gossip about people long past defending themselves that makes history so interesting.