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Historic Royal Palaces Series
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UK £12.95
Paperback with flaps
128 pages
160 illustrations
28.5 x 23 cm (11.25 x 9.25 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4424-1
Not available in North America
Whitehall Palace
The Official Illustrated History

Simon Thurley

Whitehall Palace in central London, at one time Europe’s largest royal residence, has been at the centre of some of the most momentous events in England’s history, from the execution of Charles I and the establishment of the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution and the succession to the throne of William III and Mary II. All that remains of the palace today, however, is Inigo Jones’s magnificent Banqueting House, the majority of the complex having succumbed to a devastating fire in 1698. Beginning in the Middle Ages with Whitehall’s origins as the home of the Archbishop of York and covering every stage of its gradual transformation into a palace fit for the royal household, Whitehall Palace is the story of a remarkable building.


The complete history of Whitehall Palace, the official seat of the English monarchy for almost 160 years

Part of Merrell’s highly popular series of official illustrated histories of the royal palaces of London
Will appeal to anyone interested in British history and architecture

Published in association with Historic Royal Palaces

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Author Profile

Simon Thurley is Chief Executive of English Heritage, the former Director of Historic Royal Palaces and a leading architectural historian. His many publications include The Royal Palaces of Tudor England: Architecture and Court Life, 1460–1547 (1993) and Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History (2003).

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The text is engagingly written and authoritative and is also lavishly produced … a revelation and a delight

Country Life

This is a rich – and reasonably priced evocation that complements the already published guides to the other Royal Palaces

History Today

Richly illustrated, this treasure of a history book tells its story in full

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