'Keepers is a tour guide to a fascinating part of our history. These ancient, and often eccentric titles and appointment not only tell us about what our ancestors valued but they persuade us to value them too.' Julian Fellowes This glorious photographic celebration, published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of HM The Queen, observes and records over a thousand years of living British history, through titles, ancient offices and appointments that are still in use. Some titles are inherited, some retain a connection to something now irrelevant and others come with an important job. The earliest dating back to Saxon times and the most recent was created in 2008. Keepers features over 100 titles: we see Her Majesty The Queen, photographed exclusively and for the first time as Chief of the Chiefs, Prince William as a newly installed Knight of the Garter and the Duchess of Cornwall as Lady of the Isles; other titles include the Bearer of the Dog Whipper's Rod, reenacting the once vital post of clearing Exeter Cathedral of wild dogs, the Boy Bishop of Hereford, the Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland; the Searcher of Sanctuary and High Bailiff of Westminster Abbey and the Keeper of the Great Clock, all photographed in their robes - if they have them - and in places relevant and significant to each title.About the Author:
Alastair Bruce is the Royal, Constitutional and Religious Commentator for Sky News and the historical advisor on ITV's Downton Abbey and on films including The King's Speech and Young Victoria. An Officer of Arms, as Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary, and a Colonel serving in the Reserve Army, his enthusiasm for history and his unparalleled knowledge of Court procedure and military detail inspire and inform every subject in Keepers.
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Descripción Julian Calder Publishing, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Calder, Julian. Ilustrador. Limited Edition. Large hardcover, top corners slightly bumped but otherwise in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Fine condition. Signed limited edition, pp 253, very high quality full page colour photographs, index, making of the book. SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER JULIAN CALDER. The new edition of the classic book celebrating the ancient offices of Britain has been commissioned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen¿s accession to the throne. Upon her accession, 60 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II inherited the most ancient office in the land. At her Coronation, the serried ranks of the realm gathered around her together held most of the other great offices of Britain: Archbishop and Admiral, Marshal and Minister, Chancellor and Treasurer ¿ all, in a sense, Keepers of the Kingdom. Not represented there but nonetheless each, at one time or another, playing an important role in the affairs of the country, were numerous other holders of titles, some quite humble, and it is these, together with the still powerful and relevant offices, that Keepers of the Kingdom celebrates. Keepers contains over 100 photographs, of which 45 are new and specially commissioned. These include: Her Majesty the Queen as Knight of the Thistle, photographed on location HRH the Prince William as 1000th Knight of the Garter, photographed in the Garter Throne Room at Windsor The Duchess of Cornwall as Lady of the Isles, photographed in the grounds of Birkhall The book also contains a special Diamond Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty in her study at Balmoral. In addition to these unique portraits of the Royal family, the new edition includes: The Perpetual Master of the Woodmen of Arden The First Sea Lord at Sea The Searcher of Sanctuary and High Bailiff of Westminster Abbey The Keeper of the Great Clock at the top of Big Ben Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Alastair Bruce¿s impeccably researched narrative traces the history of Britain through its ancient offices from before the Norman Conquest, through the Reformation and Age of Empire to the present day. Each office holder is beautifully photographed by Julian Calder and Mark Cator. Shelf 20. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. Signed by Photographer. Nº de ref. de la librería 003248
Descripción Julian Calder Publishing, 2013. Estado de conservación: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_usedgood_0955325331