The Book of the Court; Exhibiting the Origin, Peculiar Duties, and Privileges of the Several Banks of the Nobility and Gentry, More Particularly of the Great Officers of State, and Members of the Royal Household
THOMS, William J.
A detailed description of Britain's elite up to the beginning of the Victorian era. The author was an antiquary, writer, and clerk at Chelsea Hospital who eventually became Deputy Librarian to the House of Lords. Learn how the a queen's wardrobe was furnished with whalebone (p. 66), what a Duchess wears to a cornonation (p. 93), and how to summon parliament (p. 187).