The Quest for Queen Mary

Author: James Pope-Hennessy,Hugo Vickers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529330637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4514


'A delightful insight into an eclectic life' The Daily Telegraph 'Very funny and astute . . . a loathly feast for royal-watchers' Hilary Mantel, New Statesman Books of the Year 2018 'A complete delight, conjuring up, with a few sharp strokes of the pen, a mad, exotic species from a world gone by' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday 'Gloriously indiscreet . . . the best royal book ever' Harry Mount, Financial Times * * * When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, court members and retainers around Europe. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age. Giving much greater insight into Queen Mary than the official version, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and a young Queen Elizabeth, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.

The Quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Author: John Cairney

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1913025934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 581

View: 3054


Like Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Cairney began his career at the age of 15 at the Glasgow School of Art. He tells of the working life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well as the beautiful love story which tragically ended with Mackintosh's sudden death at the age of 60. His wife and co-artist, Margaret Macdonald died three years later.

The Quest for Purity

Author: W. E. van Beek

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110860929

Category: Religion

Page: 273

View: 1348


The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

Queen Mary

Author: James Pope-Hennessy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529355044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 5696


The official biography of Queen Mary, grandmother of the current Queen, originally commissioned in 1959 - with a new foreword by Hugo Vickers. When Queen Mary died in 1953, James Pope-Hennessy was commissioned to write an official biography of her - unusual for a Queen Consort. Queen Mary's life, contrary to popular belief, was essentially dramatic, and she played a far more important and influential role in the affairs of the British monarchy than her public image might have otherwise suggested. Using material from the Royal Archives, private papers and Queen Mary's personal diaries and letters, Pope-Hennessy's biography was a remarkable portrait of a remarkable woman and received rave reviews across the press. Long out of print, this new edition of Queen Mary will be accompanied by a new foreword from royal biographer and writer Hugo Vickers.

For King and Country

Author: Heather Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108682960

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 827


This is a ground-breaking history of the British monarchy in the First World War and of the social and cultural functions of monarchism in the British war effort. Heather Jones examines how the conflict changed British cultural attitudes to the monarchy, arguing that the conflict ultimately helped to consolidate the crown's sacralised status. She looks at how the monarchy engaged with war recruitment, bereavement, gender norms, as well as at its political and military powers and its relationship with Ireland and the empire. She considers the role that monarchism played in military culture and examines royal visits to the front, as well as the monarchy's role in home front morale and in interwar war commemoration. Her findings suggest that the rise of republicanism in wartime Britain has been overestimated and that war commemoration was central to the monarchy's revered interwar status up to the abdication crisis.

Princess Mary

Author: Elisabeth Basford

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750997001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3725


Princess Diana is seen as the first member of the British royal family to tear up the rulebook, and the Duchess of Cambridge is modernising the monarchy in strides. But before them was another who paved the way. Born in 1897, Princess Mary was one of the hardest-working members of the royal family, known for her no-nonsense philosophy. During the First World War she came into her own, launching an appeal to furnish every British troop and sailor with a Christmas gift, and training as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, she would live to see not only two of her brothers ascend the throne but also her niece Queen Elizabeth II. In the first biography in decades, Elisabeth Basford offers a fresh appraisal of a princess who redefined the title for the modern age.

The Quest for Albion

Author: Christopher Lloyd,Kathryn Barron

Publisher: Royal Collection Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3491


A history of painting in Britain from the sixteenth century as illustrated by the works in the Royal Collection. Contains discussions on the role the British monarchy have played in forming a British school and their influence on British painting via their patronage. Published to accompany exhibition held at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 15/5 - 11/10 1998.

The Speedicut Memoirs

Author: Christopher Joll

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728395127

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 7688


In Book 4 of The Speedicut Memoirs, Charles Speedicut finds his fortunes (and misfortunes) tied up with those of the future King Edward VIII, Mr & Mrs Ernest Simpson and Adolf Hitler. In the course of his narrative, Speedicut relates how he was responsible for the murderous Night of the Long Knives, when Hitler ruthlessly purged the Sturmabteilung. He also provides previously unpublished details of his intimate involvement in the events leading to the Abdication, his activities to subvert the British Government’s policy of ‘appeasement’, his part in the Duke & Duchess of Windsor’s infamous tour of Germany in 1937 and his disruptive (and usually secret) role in many other events of the period. “The history of the twentieth century might have been very different – possibly better but probably worse – without the activities of Major Charles Speedicut.” Sir Winston Churchill “I bitterly regret the day that Wallis met that shit, Speedicut.” Ernest Simpson

Alternative Systems of Crime Control

Author: Ulrich Sieber,Valsamis Mitsilegas,Christos Ch Mylonopoulos,Emmanouil Billis,Nandor Knust

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428155606

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 343

View: 703


The typical trial-oriented systems of criminal justice that are primarily based on the strict application of substantive criminal law have reached their functional and logistical limits in most parts of the modern legal world. As a result, new sanction models, less formal, administrative, and discretionary case disposals, plea bargaining arrangements, and other alternative procedural and transitional justice mechanisms have emerged at unprecedented levels in national and international legal orders affiliated both with the civil law and the common law tradition. These normative constructs and practices aim at abbreviating, simplifying, or circumventing the conventional criminal investigation and prosecution. They seek to enhance the effectiveness of conflict resolution proceedings and to shift the focus of crime control from repression to prevention. The present volume explores these alternative, informal, preventive, and transitional types of criminal justice and the legitimacy of new sanction models in the global risk society from the perspective of national and international justice and by focusing on the special regimes of anti-terrorism measures and security law. The authors of the papers are experts and internationally acclaimed scholars in this field. Their research results were presented and discussed at an international conference held on 26-27 January 2018 at Middle Temple in London, UK, which was organized by the School of Law of the Queen Mary University of London, the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg), and the European & International Criminal Law Institute (Athens).

National Treasures

Author: Caroline Shenton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529387469

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4326


'Vigorously researched and highly entertaining' - Daily Telegraph 'Geeks triumph over the forces of darkness: nothing could have given me greater pleasure. Combining an exciting story with scrupulous research, Caroline Shenton has done her unlikely heroes proud' - Lucy Worsley As Hitler prepared to invade Poland during the sweltering summer of 1939, men and women from across London's museums, galleries and archives formulated ingenious plans to send the nation's highest prized objects to safety. Using stately homes, tube tunnels, slate mines, castles, prisons, stone quarries and even their own homes, a dedicated bunch of unlikely misfits packed up the nation's greatest treasures and, in a race against time, dispatched them throughout the country on a series of top-secret wartime adventures. National Treasures highlights a moment from our history when an unlikely coalition of mild-mannered civil servants, social oddballs and metropolitan aesthetes became the front line in the heritage war against Hitler. Caroline Shenton shares the interwoven lives of ordinary people who kept calm and carried on in the most extraordinary of circumstances in their efforts to save the Nation's historic identity.