WIN A COPY OF BOGNOR AND OTHER REGISES –
A POTTED HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 100 ROYAL PLACES
Sunday Times Bestselling author Caroline Taggart brings us a round-up of Britain’s most fascinating royal attractions in her new book, Bognor and other Regises. Written in an amusing, accessible style, this fun read puts the spotlight on some of Britain’s quirkiest royals and uncovers fascinating facts and anecdotes about them all.
Right through from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II, from the Isle of Skye to Glastonbury Abby, Caroline taps into the nation’s fascination with royalty past and present.
Whether glamorous or sordid, merrie or morose, our monarchs and their families have led lives very different from ours – and all too often they’ve held the Fate of the Nation in the palms of their hands.
They’ve married for diplomatic reasons and created diplomatic incidents when they divorced. They’ve borne a dozen children and still left no one to succeed them. They’ve got themselves excommunicated and created their own religions.
They’ve waged war against their neighbours and their cousins; built frivolous summer palaces and formidable fortresses.
In so doing, they’ve left their mark all over Great Britain, in castles and churches, on battlefields and stained glass windows. Their stories are written all across our landscape, if we know where to look for them.
Discover the chocolate kitchens at Hampton court built to serve William III and Mary II’s levees; why the anniversary of the death of Katherine of Aragon is celebrated in Peterborough every January and the 20 varieties of thyme that Prince Charles grows at Highgrove.
In this amusing and fast-paced tour of Britain, Caroline Taggart is our guide to all the weird and wonderful places connected with royalty over the last 1,500 years.
We have five copies of Bognor and other Regises to give away to Royal Life readers. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these highly entertaining books is answer this simple question:
What was the grandest of Henry VIII’s building projects? It was never completed during his lifetime and was later pulled down!
A: Nonsuch Palace
B: Whitehall Palace
C: St. James’s Palace
Please fill out the form below to enter the competition:
Alternatively please send your answer to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the editorial address:
Legacy Magazines Ltd
Unit 4, Faraday Close
Oakwood Industrial Estate
Clacton on Sea, Essex
CO15 4TR, UK
Remember to include your name, address, email and contact number. The competition deadline is November 30th 2018. The winner will be selected at random and revealed in issue 40, and on the Royal Life Facebook page.