The conveyance of royalty, whether to Balmoral or Buffalo, by Rolls Royce or Canadian Pacific train, has its own mysterious traditions and protocols. With dry humour and a keen sense of history, Peter Pigott describes how the British royal family has adapted to technological innovations. Organized thematically, the book is packed with well-researched details. We know all about the royal family’s lives, especially their romances and scandals, but do we know who was the first monarch to drive a motorcar? The first to fly in an aircraft? Which king so loved his yacht that he ordered it scuttled on his death?
Royal Transport is a fascinating look at how British royalty has travelled since the invention of steam. This richly illustrated book covers all modes of royal transport in Britain and the Commonwealth - some of the most famous and yet unknown transport in the world.
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About the Author
Peter Pigott is the author of fifteen previous books, including the bestselling Canada in Afghanistan and Canada in Sudan. A well-known aviation writer, he has also published Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation and Wingwalkers: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Other Airline. He lives in Ottawa.
Peter Pigott was born in England and grew up in India and Canada. After a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs, he became Canada's most prolific aviation author and among his accomplishments are the histories of Air Canada, Trans Canada Airlines and Canadian Airlines. He is the author of From Far and Wide, Sailing Seven Seas, Canada in Sudan, and many more books. He lives in Ottawa.