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London’s Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces

Extraordinary but True Stories

Iain Spragg



ISBN: 9781909396470

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 1 May 2014

Series: Strangest

Category: Humour

London’s Royal Palaces are still some of the most visited places in England. A great deal of their official histories are well known. But London’s Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on the grounds of these beautiful buildings. It gives an alternative history: from the wandering inebriated zebras at the Tower of London, the cricket ball that probably killed a king, and the mystery of Kew’s disappearing mosque. 

This is a wonderful collection for anyone with an interest in the history and heritage of our palaces and in London life generally. 


Iain Spragg is an author, Londoner and daily Tube traveller. His favourite Underground line is the Victoria line as not only does it has more than its fair share of strangeness, it also connects him to his beloved North London football team. Iain is the author of The Official Team GB Olympic Annual 2012, The Big Book Of Football’s Funniest Quotes, The Lewis Hamilton Story and The Reduced History Of Rugby

‘The Official England Rugby Miscellany’