Kensington Palace Art, Architecture and Society

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Travel behind the scenes at Kensington Palace and discover the stories of generations of the British royal family.

Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, stunning interiors, world renowned collections and its royal residents.

  • Over 450 illustrations.
  • Discover the personal tastes and fashions of the royal family over the course of multiple generations.
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Discover behind the scenes stories at Kensington Palace. Explore the scenes of generations of the British royal family, exploring both the glamour and domestic life inside the spectacular 300 year old palace.

Thoroughly explore Kensington's beautiful architecture as well as its history which includes new material drawn from archives, newspapers, personal letters, images and a careful survey of the building itself.

Kensington Palace began as a Jacobean villa before it was dramatically rebuilt in 1689 by Christopher Wren for the newly crowned monarchs, William III and Mary II.

  • Over 450 illustrations including specially commissioned reconstructions and historic plans.
  • Explore the personal tastes and fashions of the British monarchy over the course of 300 years.
  • Written by Olivia Fryman, Sebastian Edwards, Joanna Marschener, Deidre Murphy & Lee Prosser.
  • Hardback book - 464 pages.


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