Thoroughbreds of the Crown

The History and Worldwide Influence of the Royal Studs

Arthur Fitzgerald


  • ISBN: 0904351645
  • Deluxe edition: 950 copies
Thoroughbreds of the Crown

Contributors: Marquess of Hartington CBE, Sir Michael Oswald KCVO

Paper: Heavyweight acid-free archival paper

Binding: Quarter red leather with purple buckram, gilt tooling and gilded page edging.

Box: Purple cloth-covered slipcase with decorative gilt tooling.

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Her Majesty the Queen has kindly given permission for more than 60 paintings and 150 prints and drawings from the Royal Collection to be reproduced in a remarkable history of the studs under Royal patronage from the reign of Henry VIII to that of Queen Elizabeth II.

THOROUGHBREDS OF THE CROWN is a major publishing project created in co-operation with The Royal Studs at Sandringham, and presented as a collector's leather-bound limited edition book. It presents a fascinating historical account of the Royal Studs throughout the centuries - from the Duke of Cumberland's 18th-Century Cranbourne Lodge Stud where he bred the sires Herod and the unbeaten Eclipse, from whom 98% of thoroughbreds today descend, to Her Majesty the Queen's Sandringham and Wolferton Studs which produced the hugely popular classic successes of Aureole, Dunfermline and Highclere.

Sir Michael Oswald KCVO: "The production of 'Thoroughbreds of the Crown' is impeccable. It is the most informative and comprehensive book ever written about the Royal Studs - and the most beautifully illustrated."

  • Page size: 240mm x 340mm
  • 400 pages
  • 120000 words
  • 210 images

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