London's Royal Parks
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London's Royal Parks

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Description

London's royal parks are among its most beautiful and beloved spaces: just as much as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace or St Pancras Station, the mere mention of Hyde or Regent's Park is enough to evoke the capital in all its glory for residents and tourists alike. They have a grand history - some were royally owned as far back as the Norman conquest, others were acquired by Henry VIII during the Reformation - and since being opened to the public during the eighteenth century, they have hosted some of London's great events, including the Great Exhibition and innumerable jubilees and celebrations. This book tells the story of all eight of the parks from the point when they were acquired by the monarchy until the present day, including the major historic moments and events with which they are associated.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 150 x 208 x 12mm | 240g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 col
  • 0747813701
  • 9780747813705
  • 883,264

About Paul Rabbitts

Paul Rabbitts is a chartered landscape architect with over twenty years' experience in parks restoration, design and their history and evolution. He has degrees in Geography and landscape architecture, and has studied the history of lead mining in the Yorkshire Dales as well as the history of parks in Carlisle.show more

Table of contents

Introduction / St James's Park: A Park of Great Majesty / Green Park: A Park of Simple Beauty / Hyde Park: A Park for the People / Kensington Gardens: A Royal Park with a Royal Palace / Regent's Park: A Royal Partnership / Greenwich Park: Birthplace of the Tudors / Bushy Park: A Royal Sleeping Beauty / Richmond Park: A Medieval Royal Pasture / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Indexshow more