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  • Published: 5 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448146611
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

I Never Knew That About Royal Britain

A charming compendium of facts and tales about Britain's rich royal history of kings, queens and castles

With the royal wedding around the corner, there no better time than the present to get acquainted with Royal Britain

Bestselling author Christopher Winn explores Britain's royal past, unearthing a rich legacy of castles and palaces, cathedrals and country retreats, battlefields and monuments where kings and queens lived and died.

In this exploration of royal British history, discover whose heart is buried near the Tower of London; which palace was built on top of a mulberry garden; the world's oldest and largest occupied castle and the first building in Britain to have latrines.

From the Palace of Scone to the Palace of Westminster, from Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII, to Pontefract Castle, where Richard II starved to death, and from banqueting halls to beheading sites, this gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.

  • Pub date: 5 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448146611
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Christopher Winn

Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London followed as well as books on the English, Scottish and Irish, alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England and London. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He was also the Associate Producer for a TV series by ITV on Great Britain. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is http://www.i-never-knew-that.com.

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Praise for I Never Knew That About Royal Britain

“A treasure trove of amazing facts and anecdotes - a right royal treat”

Aled Jones

“The Telegraph’s master quiz-setter and trivia collector has mined the depths of his Royal knowledge in this ultimate guide to some of the people, places, events and corgis that have been connected with the crown throughout history. A book to dip in and out of, with its facts displayed in bite-size chunks interspersed with pictures. Star rating: * * * *”

The Telegraph

“Packed full of fascinating facts and anecdotes, Christopher Winn's I Never Knew That About Royal Britain contains entertaining trivia about the UK's royal castles and palaces.”

Saturday (Daily Express)

“Royally good and that's a fact... it's an ideal companion to the upcoming Diamond Jubilee, 4*”

Natasha Harding, The Sun

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