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The Royal Hospital Chelsea: The Place & the People
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The Royal Hospital Chelsea: The Place & the People (Paperback)

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The scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners are recognised and held in great affection throughout the world. This first ever single-volume book tells their story and also that of the hospital building - one of the architectural wonders of London. This beautifully illustrated book talks about Wren and his particular influential style of architecture, about the benevolent Sir Stephen Fox and the devious Lord Ranelagh, and about the life of the Pensioners on the Long Wards, and in the Great Hall and the Chapel. The author also gives a vivid account of some of the more frivolous aspects of 18th century Chelsea that contrast with the tribulations of the 19th century and the structural damage caused by the wars of the 20th. "We have a book of which we can be justifiably proud." Major General J.M.F.C. Hall CB OBE, Royal Hospital Chelsea "....a superb book and a fitting tribute to the Veterans, the staff who work there and to Sir Christopher Wren's influential style of architecture." The Guards Magazine Written by Dan Cruickshank, with a Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales Specifications: hardback, 192 pages, 275 x 235 mm, 200 illustrations, c. 55,000 words, ISBN: 9781903942277, publication: June 2011, published price: GBP45

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & services Publisher: Third Millennium Publishing Publication Date: 24/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9781903942840  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dan Cruickshank is a senior academic and widely published author in the fields of architecture and history. He is also well known for his work as a writer and presenter for the BBC, on such programmes as One Foot in the Past, The House Detectives and The Best of British Buildings. Most recently he presented the much-acclaimed Dan Cruickshank Under Fire, which looked at the fate of culture in war zones and featured Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and Palestine, and The Rebuilding of New York's Ground Zero.

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