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London's Strangest Tales : Extraordinary but True Stories.

Author: Iain Spragg
Publisher: New York : Pavilion Books Company Limited, 2014.
Series: Strangest.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London's Royal Palaces are still some of the most visited places in England. A great deal of their official histories are well known. But London's Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on the grounds of these beautiful buildings. It gives an alternative history: from the wandering inebriated zebras at the Tower of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Miscellanea
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spragg, Iain.
London's Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces.
New York : Pavilion Books Company Limited, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Spragg
ISBN: 9781849941891 1849941890
OCLC Number: 896800263
Notes: Copyright.
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; Introduction; The Monk with Blood on his Hands, 1078; Flambard's Double First, 1100; The Last Days of Llywelyn, 1282; Anarchy in the UK, 1381; Chaucer's Second Job,1389; Imposter at the Tower, 1491; Hampton's Eight-legged Epidemic, 1514; Catering for the Carnivores, 1526; Anne's Final Gamble, 1536; Sleeping Beauty, 1546; Drama at Hampton Court, 1603; The Agony of Arabella, 1611; Overbury's Inadvertent Overdose, 1613; The Armouries' Geographical Gaffe, 1614; Keeping Up with the Joneses, 1619; Den of Royal Iniquity, 1622; A Diplomatic Faux Pas, 1626. A Superstitious Start, 1631Made to Measure, 1636; Charles' Canine Betrayal, 1647; The Anonymous Executioner, 1649; All That Glitters is not (Solid) Gold, 1660; The Great Unwashed, 1660; The Fifth Cut is the Deepest, 1685; The Artist Turned Agriculturist, 1685; Beastly Fatality at the Tower, 1686; When the Wind Blows, 1688; Mary's Near Miss, 1689; Mary's Elusive Sceptre, 1689; Whitehall Succumbs to the Flames, 1698; Peter the Party Animal, 1698; The Price of Money, 1699; Whatever Happened to Tijou? 1701; Subterranean Regicide, 1702; Oranges are not the Only Fruit, 1704. Therapy for the Masses, 1714An Undignified Exit for Anne, 1714; Kent's Kensington Canvas, 1725; The Feral Youth from Hanover, 1725; The Kensington Love Triangle, 1727; A Comedy of Bad Manners, 1730; George and the Indian Chief, 1734; A Right Royal Row, 1735; Doctor on Fire, 1737; Daylight Robbery, 1737; A Sticky Wicket, 1751; Swan Lake, 1755; The Secret Portrait Painter, 1759; The Final Flush, 1760; Kew's Disappearing Mosque, 1761; Laurens in London, 1780; Method in his Madness, 1788; Kangaroos at Kew, 1790; The Turnbull Takeaway, 1798; A Grizzly Sight, 1811; Maternity Mayhem, 1819. The Moat Ran Dry, 1826Dish of the Day, 1827; The Ghostly 'Grey Lady', 1829; The Romantic Parrot, 1836; Dressing-gown Diplomacy, 1837; Heroics from the Met, 1841; A Surprisingly Popular Funeral, 1843; Macabre Memories of Napoleon, 1893; Girl Power at the Palace, 1898; A Casualty of War, 1915; Phillip's Musical Mayhem, 1930s; Defying the Luftwaffe, 1940; The Nazi and the Sleeping Pills, 1941; Krays Incarcerated at the Tower, 1952; The Fairer Sex, 2007; The Nearly Nudist Garden, 2011; The Tower's Badges of Honour, 2012; Bonfire Burglary, 2012; Don't Wake the Baby! 2013; Bibliography; WEBSITES.
Series Title: Strangest.

Abstract:

London's Royal Palaces are still some of the most visited places in England. A great deal of their official histories are well known. But London's Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on the grounds of these beautiful buildings. It gives an alternative history: from the wandering inebriated zebras at the Tower of London, the cricket ball that probably killed a king, and the mystery of Kew's disappearing mosque. This is a wonderful collection for anyone with an interest in the history and herit.

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