The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of British History at Hampton Court

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Atria Books
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6.4 X 9.0 X 1.6 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author
Educated at Oxford University and Queen's University, Belfast, Gareth Russell is a historian, novelist, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including The Palace, The Ship of Dreams, Young and Damned and Fair, The Emperors, and Do Let's Have Another Drink. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
"Gareth Russell deftly scrolls through five centuries of Hampton Court history, parading before us past owners and occupants and reveling in the significant events, splendid celebrations and salacious scandals that took place within the precincts of a palace dubbed 'an earthly paradise' by one awestruck early visitor." --Anne Somerset, author of Elizabeth I and Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
"Rollicking, gossipy and effortlessly learned, The Palace is what Hampton Court would say if its walls could talk. Gareth Russell is a born storyteller and this is a wonderful human history of one of Britain's most captivating buildings." --Dan Jones, bestselling author of The Plantagenets and Powers & Thron
"Vibrant, exciting, enthralling a superb panoramic history, bursting with scholarship, wit and riveting detail. A beautifully written, fascinating book about those who have lived and loved at Hampton Court." --Kate Williams, author of The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots and Young Elizabeth: The Making of The Queen
"If a house could gossip, this is the book that Hampton Court would whisper. An enjoyable and readable stroll through 500 years of Hampton Court history: royal residents, common visitors, thieves, invaders and ghosts" --Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Named Book of the Year by BBC History Magazine

"An entertaining journey into the past." - Kirkus
"A joy to read...With this book [Gareth Russell] cements his place as one of the UK's foremost popular historians." --Aspects of History (Best Book of 2023)
"Riotously readable...a tender and affectionate account of a royal palace that is less about bricks and mortar than the men and women who down the centuries have breathed it into glamorous, scandalous and tragic life." --Mail on Sunday (UK)
"Scintillating... "It's hard to imagine anyone writing a better version of the book Russell sets out to write than the racy delight we have here." --The Spectator (Australia)
"A delight." --Publishers Weekly
"Some of the greatest achievements and worst excesses of British history unfolded at the sprawling royal estate of Hampton Court...It has been the setting for decades of political turmoil, religious dispute, scandal and intrigue...Mr. Russell, a meticulous researcher, [chronicles a] dizzying number of dukes, duchesses, ambassadors, princes, kings, mistresses, stable boys, lamplighters and chocolatiers." --Wall Street Journal