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    DescriptionThis lavishly illustrated catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich in 2012, explores the history of the Thames as a stage for Royal power, celebration and symbolism. It provides a thematic overview of major events and key individuals from the Tudor age onwards. Dr David Starkey, the leading authority on Britain's royal history, is the exhibition's guest curator. Dr Starkey and other experts examine the history of the Thames, London's greatest 'street' . The book includes colourful and sometimes unexpected stories of royal arrivals, coronations and marriages; the Lord Mayor s Procession and London s ancient livery companies; ship launches and bridge openings; frost fairs and boat races; and the solemn splendour of Lord Nelson's funeral procession.


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    Title
    Royal River
    Subtitle
    Power, Pageantry & the Thames
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Starkey, By (author) Simon Thurley, By (author) Sarah Monks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,637 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857597004
    ISBN 10: 1857597001
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKES
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    LC classification: DA
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKES
    DC23: 942.2
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Antique Collectors' Club Ltd
    Imprint name
    Scala Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    16 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Woodbridge, Suffolk
    Table of contents
    Royal foreword Sponsor s foreword Introduction by David Starkey: London, Flower of Cities All : Royal Ritual and the River Section 1: Royal Power and Pageantry on the Thames. SimonThurley: The Vanishing Architecture of the River Thames; Sarah Monks: Between Country, Court and City: The Thames and the Tides of Royal Power; Julia Sanders: Staging the River. Section 2: The Lord Mayor's Procession. Ian Archer: The City of London and River Pageantry, 1400 - 1856 Section 3: The Eighteenth-Century River. John Bold: The Later History of Greenwich: A River Landscape and Architectural Statement Timothy Jenks: Lord Nelson s Procession by Water: The River Thames and Late-Georgian Naval Spectacle Section 4: The Working River and its Victorian Transformation. Gloria Clifton: The Transformation of the Thames in the Nineteenth Century Section 5: The Thames: The Navy and Royal Yachts. George R. Dalgleish: The visit of George IV to Scotland, August 1822 Section 6: Epilogue: The Thames and British History Jonathan Schneer: England s River: The Thames as a National River Notes Bibliography and Further Reading