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Royal transport : an inside look at the history of british royal travel

Author: Peter Pigott
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Dundurn, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conveyance of royalty, whether to Balmoral or Buffalo, by Rolls Royce or Canadian Pacific train, has its own mysterious traditions and protocols. With dry humour and a keen sense of history, Peter Pigott describes how the British royal family has adapted to technological innovations. Organized thematically, the book is packed with well-researched details. We know all about the royal family's lives, especially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Pigott
ISBN: 9781459717770 1459717775
OCLC Number: 1127552386
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 11, 2019).
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Responsibility: Peter Pigott.

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The conveyance of royalty, whether to Balmoral or Buffalo, by Rolls Royce or Canadian Pacific train, has its own mysterious traditions and protocols. With dry humour and a keen sense of history, Peter Pigott describes how the British royal family has adapted to technological innovations. Organized thematically, the book is packed with well-researched details. We know all about the royal family's lives, especially their romances and scandals, but do we know who was the first monarch to drive a motorcar' The first to fly in an aircraft' Which king so loved his yacht that he ordered it scuttled on his death' Royal Transport is a fascinating look at how British royalty has travelled since the invention of steam. This richly illustrated book covers all modes of royal transport in Britain and the Commonwealth - some of the most famous and yet unknown transport in the world.

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