WOODWARD, GWO: Queen Elizabeth I. Pitkin Pictorials

Woodward, G. W. O. Queen Elizabeth I. Pitkin Pictorials, 1975. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#29487) $12.00

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Abundantly illustrated in color and black/white. 24p. Measures 7×9 inches.

Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.

BATEY, M: The Story of the Privy Garden at Hampton Court

Batey, Mavis; Woudstra, Jan. The Story of the Privy Garden at Hampton Court. Barn Elms Handbook, 1995. ISBN: 1899531017. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#29028) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated in color and B/W. Maps. 34p. Measures 8.25 inches square.

Covers the history and reconstruction of the garden.

Hampton Court Palace was home to some of England’s most famous kings and queens from Henry VIII (1509-47), its first royal resident, to George II (1727-60), its last. The privy, meaning private, garden was created to allow a quiet space for the monarch’s exclusive use. Although the gardens had been present during Henry VIII’s time, it was William III who instilled his own very definite ideas on the gardens, as reconstructed in the 1990s.

ASHLEY, M: The Stuarts (A Royal History of England)

Ashley, Maurice. The Stuarts (A Royal History of England). University of California Press, 2000. ISBN: 0520228006. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#28620)

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A title in the A Royal History of England series. Index. Measures 7.5×9.25 inches. French flaps. Beautiful illustrations. Edited by Antonia Fraser. Includes Genealogical table and the Arms.

Begins with James VI of Scotland, who inherited the crown through his mother, Margaret Tudor, and ends in 1714, with the reign of Queen Anne, whose thirteen children all tragically predeceased her, thus ending the Stuart line.

The House of Stuart, originally Stewart, was a European royal house that originated in Scotland. Nine Stewart/Stuart monarchs ruled Scotland alone from 1371 until 1603. James VI of Scotland then inherited the realms of Elizabeth I of England, becoming James I of England and Ireland in the Union of the Crowns.