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By Philip Long, Nicola J Palmer

There are a number of and complicated relationships among royalty and tourism that have acquired little awareness within the educational literature. This ebook attracts on old, sociological and cultural views in its choice of chapters that study the royal tourism phenomenon in different foreign and theoretical contexts. Authors during this quantity study for instance: the historical past, improvement and trajectories of 'royal tourism'; 'royal tourism' and nationwide identities; the translation of royalty to travelers; the image(s) and representations of 'royal tourism'; vacationer perceptions of royalty and royal houses and websites; royalty, tourism and nationwide picture, identification and citizenship.

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Evans Representing the Nation: A Reader. London: Routledge. Hobsbawm, E. and Ranger, T. (1983) The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hughes-Freeland, F. ) (1998) Ritual, Performance, Media. London; Routledge. Jenkins, R. (2002) Modern monarchy: A comparative view from Denmark. Sociological Research Online 7 (1). Kumar, A. (1997) Stately Progress: Royal Train Travel since 1840. York: National Railway Museum. L. (1979) Insubstantial Pageant. Ceremony and Confusion at Queen Victoria’s Court.

Qxd 21/11/2007 15:38 36 Page 36 Royal Tourism should they require one, of what America was there for – they could also draw a more optimistic historical lesson. ‘Thank God that the day of darkness has passed, never to return’, rejoiced the Reverend Eddy. And the future President James A. Garfield, visiting in 1867, came up with a metaphor that neatly enlisted Darwinian evolution to the narrative of human progress. 35 Garfield’s metaphor, like Ainsworth’s romance, depends on a lurid distortion of the Tower’s past, to match the false impression of its history conveyed by the 19th-century reconstructions.

Entry to the Castle was free until the early 20th century, though tickets for the state rooms, open only when the Queen was not in residence, had to be obtained in advance from booksellers in Windsor or London. We get some idea of the resulting social tone from the comments of American visitors, usually more well-to-do than the natives with whom they mingled on the conducted tours of the Castle. Visiting in the 1870s, the Boston Brahmin Richard Grant White was amused by the poor taste of his fellow visitors, all ‘British sight-seers of the middle and lower-middle classes, out on a holiday’, at their poor taste in paintings, and at the ‘awful hush with which the small crowd of Philistines’ hung on the words of the pompous guide.

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