Sandringham was built by Albert, Prince
of Wales - later Edward VII - and his wife Alexandra in 1870 as a country retreat.
Following on Viv Nelles's enormous success with The Art of Nation Building, which explored the politics behind the 1908 commemorative events surrounding the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec, this volume takes on the well-known visit of the very youthful Edward Albert, Prince
of Wales, to British North America and the United States in 1860.
STAR GUESTS Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Posh Spice and top, clockwise, Catherine Zeta Jones, Prince Albert, Prince
Charles and the stars from the Barbarians rugby team.
1871: The Royal Albert Hall in London was opened by Queen Victoria: 'This hall was erected for the advancement of the Arts and Sciences, and works of industry of all nations, in fulfilment of the intentions of Albert, Prince
Consort' says the frieze that encircles the Royal Albert Hall.