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The Royal Hospital Chelsea free pdf Founded by Charles II 'for the succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war,' designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and opened in 1692, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, still serves its original purpose as lodgings for former soldiers. Today this historic site, with its elegant buildings and verdant grounds, is home to more than 300 'in-pensioners', men and, since 2009, women. Photographer Patricia Rodwell was granted rare, behind-the-scenes access to the Hospital and all its activities over the course of a year, and her evocative images reveal for the first time the daily lives of the in-pensioners and the staff at this world-renowned establishment, from the moving Founder's Day ceremony to scenes of light-hearted recreation, and from intimate moments in the in-pensioners' accommodation to fittings for their famous scarlet uniforms. The book also features an engaging introduction and informative captions, providing an absorbing insight into the history of this remarkable institution and the lives of its residents today.

About Patricia Rodwell

Patricia Rodwell is a London-based photographer specializing in portraiture. Her work has appeared in such publications as Geographical magazine and the Daily Telegraph, and her previous projects have ranged from photographing the British Paralympic dressage team to accompanying the British Army's 29 Commando Regiment on exercise at Cape Wrath, Scotland.

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Author : Patricia Rodwell
Publisher : Merrell Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 01 April 2012
ISBN : 1858945720
EAN : 9781858945729
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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