Royal Transport

Royal Transport

An Inside Look at the History of Royal Travel

Book - 2005
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The conveyance of royalty, whether to Balmoral or Buffalo, by Rolls Royce or Canadian Pacific train, has its own mysterious traditions and protocols. With dry humour and a keen sense of history, Peter Pigott describes how the British royal family has adapted to technological innovations. Organized thematically, the book is packed with well-researched details. We know all about the royal family's lives, especially their romances and scandals, but do we know who was the first monarch to drive a motorcar? The first to fly in an aircraft? Which king so loved his yacht that he ordered it scuttled on his death?

Royal Transport is a fascinating look at how British royalty has travelled since the invention of steam. This richly illustrated book covers all modes of royal transport in Britain and the Commonwealth - some of the most famous and yet unknown transport in the world.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Dundurn : 2005
ISBN: 9781550025729
Branch Call Number: 388.08621 P629r
Characteristics: 208p illus


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Aug 15, 2010

A Canadian look at Royal Transport (as the title suggests). This book would be of interest to anyone who's into cars, trains, ships or aircraft and not just royalty. There is a lot said about the transportation logistics surrounding the 1939 visit to Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

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