Royal Weddings

Royal Weddings Since the Normal Conquest the journey of the oldest and most revered of British institutions the monarchy has been touched by turmoil intrigue sacrifice and romance Royal Weddings traces the evo

  • Title: Royal Weddings
  • Author: Emily Brand
  • ISBN: 9780747810933
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the Normal Conquest, the journey of the oldest and most revered of British institutions, the monarchy, has been touched by turmoil, intrigue, sacrifice, and romance.Royal Weddings traces the evolution of matrimonial majesty from the politically charged, relatively austere, private affairs which dominate much of English history, to the grandiose extravaganza of PrinceSince the Normal Conquest, the journey of the oldest and most revered of British institutions, the monarchy, has been touched by turmoil, intrigue, sacrifice, and romance.Royal Weddings traces the evolution of matrimonial majesty from the politically charged, relatively austere, private affairs which dominate much of English history, to the grandiose extravaganza of Prince Charles s and Diana s union in 1981 Over time, British royal weddings have become the standard by which all other wedding ceremonies are compared.The book abounds with eye opening details and interesting stories, such as how King Henry VIII s marital vows to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part have been paradigmatic ever since or the touching account of the 15th century monarch, Edward IV, who married beneath him and had to keep his marriage to a poor soldier s widow a secret.Even with nearly a thousand years of British royalty to cover, author Emily Brand deftly keeps from wallowing in a mire of historical pedantry Instead, she has culled together exquisitely fascinating facts and anecdotes and presents her discoveries in a lively and inquisitive tone Her account of the 1625 wedding of King Charles I for which the monarch wasn t even present he sent a surrogate for the lavish affair held at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris , reads as if she herself was present at the scurrilous event.Royal Weddings is a sleek 56 pages volume, generously enhanced with 60 full color pieces of rare art and photos that go beyond traditional wedding pictures and add to the guilty, yet informative, pleasure of the book There are examples of elaborate decorations, feasts and wedding cakes ornate jewelry, commemorative medallions and other unique items wedding dresses and evolving fashions marriage certificates, announcements, menu cards and other juicy particulars even the nullification document of King Henry VIII s short lived marriage to Anne of Cleves, who Henry believed was misrepresented in the picture he was shown of her before agreeing to the coupling.Emily Brand is a writer and historian with a special interest in eighteenth and nineteenth century England She has written widely on domestic and family life for a number of history and genealogy magazines, including publications from BBC Magazines Bristol, the Jane Austen Centre in Bath and the National Archives She is also an author for history society London Historians, of which she has been made an honorary member.

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    About “Emily Brand

    • Emily Brand

      Emily is a writer and historian with a special interest in the long eighteenth century, especially English social history and the trials and tribulations of romantic relationships c.1660 1837.



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    • Emily Brand combines accurate research, attention to detail and an interesting writing style in her smashing little book "Royal Weddings".It would be a very sensible idea to make sure that the children are at the grandparents, the dog has been walked, the phone is off the hook and you have a variety of drinks and snacks to hand because once started, you will not want to put it down.


    • Great foundation for working out the timeline of different British royal families. Also provides a basis for further research.


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