Extraordinary but true stories
by Iain Spragg
London’s Royal Palaces are still some of the most visited places in England. A great deal of their official histories are well known. But London’s Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on the grounds of these beautiful buildings. It gives an alternative history: from the wandering inebriated zebras at the Tower of London, the cricket ball that probably killed a king, and the mystery of Kew’s disappearing mosque.
This is a wonderful collection for anyone with an interest in the history and heritage of our palaces and in London life generally.
About the author
Iain Spragg is a London-based journalist and author with more than 15 years experience. His books include Twickenham: 100 Years Of Rugby’s HQ, The London Underground’s Strangest Tales, The Official Team GB and Paralympics GB Fact File and The Reduced History Of Rugby. He currently writes for MSN UK, The International Rugby Board and the Football League.
Extent: 176 pages
Size: 216 x 138 mm