A History of the Royal Hospital Chelsea 1682–2017

The Warriors' Repose

Stephen Wynn, Tanya Wynn

A History of the Royal Hospital Chelsea looks at the hospital's beginnings, with its Royal patronage and heritage which dates back to King Charles ll in 1682.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
64 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526720177
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$49.95

Overview
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A History of the Royal Hospital Chelsea looks at the hospital's beginnings, with its Royal patronage and heritage which dates back to King Charles ll in 1682. It then goes on to look at some of the characters who have been In Pensioners at the hospital over the centuries, as well as some of the individuals who have been buried in the Hospital's grounds. This includes the ashes of the ex British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher and her husband, Sir Dennis Thatcher.The Hospital survived both the First and Second World Wars, although it did not escape totally unscathed, suffering both damage and loss of life at the hands of German aircraft. There is an in depth look at the hospital's governors, from the very first one, Colonel Sir Thomas Ogle (1686 - 1702), up until the present time with General Sir Redmond Watt, KCB, KCVO, CBE, DL (2011 - to present - 2017). The book also looks in some detail at a few of those who currently live and work at the hospital (2017).

About The Author
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Stephen is a retired police officer having served with Essex Police as a constable for thirty years between 1983 and 2013. He is married to Tanya and has two sons, Luke and Ross, and a daughter, Aimee. His sons served five tours of Afghanistan between 2008 and 2013 and both were injured. This led to the publication of his first book, Two Sons in a Warzone – Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father’s Conflict, published in October 2010. Both Stephen’s grandfathers served in and survived the First World War, one with the Royal Irish Rifles, the other in the Mercantile Marine, whilst his father was a member of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during the Second World War.When not writing Stephen can be found walking his for German Shepherd dogs with his wife Tanya, at some unearthly time of the morning, when most normal people are still fast asleep.

Tanya co-wrote a book with her husband, Stephen, entitled ‘Women in the Great War,’ an experience she enjoyed very much indeed, so much so that she wanted to try writing a book on her own. Her opportunity arose when she wrote ‘Kent at War 1939-45’. But she didn’t stop there, and soon after completing the book on Kent, she went back to co-writing with her husband, on a book about the 325 year history of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.The time she spends writing is her solace from looking after her and Stephen’s four German Shepherd dogs, who she says are all very demanding of her time.

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