Royal Greenwich

A History in Kings and Queens

Pieter van der Merwe

Royal Greenwich

Pieter van der Merwe

Distributed for Royal Museums Greenwich

176 pages | 100 color plates | 6 3/4 x 9
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9781906367756 Will Publish January 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
A sprawling, beautifully illustrated history of the royal heritage of Greenwich, written by one of its leading experts 

The royal history of Greenwich stretches back to the mid-fifteenth century, when it was the site of a major royal palace. The beautiful Queen’s House, completed in the 1630s, is the last remnant of this sprawling Tudor palace. From 1676 on, King Charles II’s Royal Observatory was a center of pioneering work for the improvement of navigation and global timekeeping, and the Royal Hospital for Seamen, opened in 1696, was a national institution for maritime welfare before it became the home of the Royal Naval College (1873–1998). 

Written by a leading expert in British maritime history and Greenwich royal heritage, Royal Greenwich: A History in Kings and Queens showcases the National Maritime Museum's exceptional royal portrait collection and presents centuries of fascinating history in one succinct volume.
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