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Lust, Lies and Monarchy

The Secrets Behind Britain’s Royal Portraits

By Stephen Millar

3Henry VIII_de_Inglaterra,_por_Hans_Holbein_sAuthor Stephen Millar takes readers behind the scenes of one of the world’s oldest monarchies, unveiling the little-known stories behind great works of art such as Hans Holbein’s monumental full portrait of Henry VIII, Sir Anthony Van Dyck’s triple likeness of Charles I and Lucian Freud’s controversial depiction of Elizabeth II. Learn about court intrigues, family feuds, private affairs and public divorces. See how sovereigns have procured love and seized power.

This volume is sumptuously illustrated, includes family trees and a timeline, and features four Royal London Walking Tours with maps.

Lust, Lies and Monarchy is a glamorous, full-color book that will appeal to history buffs, art enthusiasts, royalty lovers, UK lovers and tourists alike.
About the Author
Stephen Millar was born in Glasgow and later lived in London for 20 years before moving back to Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of the best-selling series London’s Hidden Walks (volumes 1-3), Edinburgh’s Hidden Walks, London’s City Churches and Tribes of Glasgow. He is the main photographer for the book London Architecture and has written and provided photographs for a number of magazines and newspapers, including the UK publications The Sunday Herald, The Scotsman and iNews.

Trade Paperback
268 pages, 5¼ x 8
120 Illustrations and Photos
7 Color Maps
History / Art
May 2020
Distribution by IPG

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