Further reading

Further reading

Kensington Palace was once the favoured home of some of Britain's most famous monarchs and the backdrop for many great events and dramas in royal history. The books written on Kensington Palace are thus wide-ranging.


Historic Royal Palaces, Essential Tales.

E Impey, Kensington Palace: The Official Illustrated History (London, 2003).

William, Mary and Anne

B Bevan, King William III: Prince of Orange, the First European (London, 2008).

O Field, The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (London, 2003).

E Gregg, Queen Anne (London, 1980).

J Van Der Kiste, William and Mary: The Heroes of the Glorious Revolution (Gloucestershire, 2008).

M Waller, Ungrateful Daughters: The Stuart Princesses Who Stole Their Father's Crown (London, 2003).

The Hanoverians

R L Arkell, Caroline of Ansbach; George The Second's Queen (Oxford, 1939).

T Mowl, William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist (London, 2006).

H Smith, Georgian Monarchy: Politics and Culture, 1714-1760 (Cambridge, 2006).

L Worsley, Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace (London, 2010).

Charlotte and Victoria

S C Behrendt, Royal Mourning and Regency Culture: Elegies and Memorials of Princess Charlotte (Hampshire, 1997).

C Erickson, Her Little Majesty: The Life of Queen Victoria (London, 2002).

C Hibbert, Queen Victoria: A Personal History (London, 2000).

C Hibbert, Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals: A Selection (Gloucestershire, 1984).

C James, Charlotte and Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess (Brecon, 2008).

E Longford and K Hudson, A Royal Conflict: Sir John Conroy and the Young Victoria (London, 1994).

O Millar, The Victorian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen (Cambridge, 1992).

K Staniland, In Royal Fashion: Clothes of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Queen Victoria, 1796-1901 (London, 1997).

J Van Der Kiste, Childhood at Court, 1819-1914 (Gloucestershire, 2003).
K Williams, Becoming Queen (London, 2008).

K Williams, Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch (New York, 2010).  


M MacColl and C Parry, Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria Became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel.

Miss Jean Plaidy, The Captive of Kensington Palace, (London, 2008).

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