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Royal Tours, 1786-2010: Home to Canada

Royal Tours, 1786-2010: Home to Canada    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55488-800-9
Pages 184
Language English only
Price $24.99
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Written by Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2010.


Royal Tours, 1786-2010 is a penetrating look at the tours of eleven royalties who were or would be monarchs, viceroys, and commanders-in-chief of Canada.

Leaving California in 1983 to tour British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth II said she was "going home to Canada." Since Canada's pioneer days, the Royal Family has made the country home through tours of public service, naval and military duty, and residence.

Beautifully illustrated, featuring photos from the June/July 2010 tour, Royal Tours 1786-2010 is a captivating look at how these tours shaped Canada and the royals themselves, with an eye for the significant, interesting, and humorous. Included are the young naval captain who became King William IV, the long Canadian residences of Queen Victoria's father and daughter, those who would be kings and governors general, the triumph of the first reigning monarch's tour, and the current queen's six decades of regular presence.

Arthur Bousfield edited and published the periodical Monarchy in Canada for many years. He is the author of many books, articles, and reviews on the Crown.

Garry Toffoli is an author, editor, media commentator, publisher, and administrator. He writes and lectures on royal, constitutional, political, military, and heritage subjects.

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