Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy
There are multiple and complex relationships between royalty and tourism which have received little attention in the academic literature. This book draws on historical, sociological and cultural perspectives in its collection of chapters that examine the royal tourism phenomenon in several international and theoretical contexts. Authors in this volume examine for example: the history, development and trajectories of 'royal tourism'; 'royal tourism' and national identities; the interpretation of royalty to tourists; the image(s) and representations of 'royal tourism'; tourist perceptions of royalty and royal properties and sites; royalty, tourism and national image, identity and citizenship.
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Symptomatically, the daily London Drives by Pullman Motor Coach (nineteen
shillings all in) advertised in Thomas Cook's 1928 brochure, featured only one
royal-associated site – the Tower – and passed by Buckingham Palace without ...
us say impossible, for an educated visitor, fairly versed in the history of his
country, to wander through the Tower without receiving impressions of a very
deep nature.29 So declared Shaw's Picturesque Guide to London in 1872, and
Significantly, all substantial new structures were built in a Gothic style, to
harmonise with the medieval architecture of the Norman White Tower, rather than
with the many 17th- and 18th-century buildings that still existed on the site.
Like the dinosaurs whose remains he had seen in the Natural History Museum,
the Traitor's Gate and the Bloody Tower had passed away, but just as the fern
trees the dinosaurs had torn down had turned into coal and now provided warmth
The New Zealander Hector Bolitho, leaning out of his bedroom window in the
Tower, experienced a historical epiphany that reconnected him to the mother
country and 'the eternity of English life'. 'Here, the glory, the multitude of people,