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Bognor and other Regises

Sunday Times Bestselling author Caroline Taggart is back with a round-up of Britain’s most fascinating royal attractions

Written in an amusing, accessible style, Bognor and Other Regisesputs the spotlight on some of Britain’s quirkiest royals and uncovers fascinating facts and anecdotes about them all. Right through from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II, from the Isle of Skye to Glastonbury Abby, Caroline taps into the nation’s fascination with royalty past and present.

Whether glamorous or sordid, merrie or morose, our monarchs and their families have led lives very different from ours – and all too often they’ve held the Fate of the Nation in the palms of their hands. They’ve married for diplomatic reasons and created diplomatic incidents when they divorced. They’ve borne a dozen children and still left no one to succeed them. They’ve got themselves excommunicated and created their own religions. They’ve waged war against their neighbours and their cousins; built frivolous summer palaces and formidable fortresses. In so doing, they’ve left their mark all over Great Britain, in castles and churches, on battlefields and stained-glass windows. Their stories are written all across our landscape, if we know where to look for them.

Discover the chocolate kitchens at Hampton court built to serve Williams III and Mary II’s levees; why the anniversary of the death of Katherine of Aragon is celebrated in Peterborough every January and the 20 varieties of thyme that Prince Charles grows at Highgrove. In this amusing and fast-paced tour of Britain, Caroline Taggart is our guide to all the weird and wonderful places connected with royalty over the last 1,500 years.

Praise for Caroline:

‘Engaging, greedy and droll’ The Sunday Times

‘Friendly yet informative.’ Best of British Magazine

‘Taggart's conversational style is well judged, and her research superb.’ londonist.com

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