Royal Transport: An Inside Look At The History Of British Royal Travel

byPeter Pigott

Hardcover | November 19, 2005

Royal Transport: An Inside Look At The History Of British Royal Travel by Peter Pigott
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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.

Peter Pigott's idea for this book began when, as a boy, he saw Prince Philip being driven through town and was more interested in the Cadillac convertible than the royal passenger. Canada's foremost aviation author, with 12 books to his credit, Pigott works in Ottawa on Sussex Drive, an ideal location for viewing royal transports.
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Title:Royal Transport: An Inside Look At The History Of British Royal TravelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:208 pages, 10 X 10 X 1 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 10 X 10 X 1 inPublished:November 19, 2005Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550025724

ISBN - 13:9781550025729

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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