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Behind the Throne


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From the first Elizabethan age to the second, Britain's monarchs seen through the eyes of those who keep their secrets

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Adrian Tinniswood OBE FSA is the author of fifteen books on social and architectural history, including Behind the Throne- A Domestic History of the Royal Household; The Long Weekend- Life in the English Country House Between the Wars, a New York Timesand Sunday Times bestseller; His Invention So Fertile- A Life of Christopher Wren and The Verneys- a True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England, which was shortlisted for the BBC/Samuel Johnson Prize. He has worked with a number of heritage organisations including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Trust, and is currently Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Buckingham and Visiting Fellow in Heritage and History at Bath Spa University.


This is the most interesting and informative book on British royalty for many years. -- Sarah Bradford * Literary Review *
Behind the Throne, erudite and amusing, bulges with colourful scenes... glorious... a fun, elegant narrative. -- Melanie Reid * The Times *
This book is a cracking read, packed full of stories which Tinniswood relates with verve and wit... Buy this book for Christmas and give it to all your non-republican friends. -- Jane Ridley * Spectator *
Entertaining... superb... history needs anecdote to make us relate to it, something Tinniswood [does] brilliantly. * Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year *
Adrian Tinniswood's handsomely produced Behind the Throne is full of such pleasing details, as it takes us on a fascinating snoop into the studies, kitchens and bedrooms of various monarchs from Elizabeth I to the present queen... Tinniswood gets [the tone] just right, never overly deferential, but humorous and distantly respectful... Behind the Throne is a wonderfully entertaining account of life through five centuries of royal households. -- Christopher Hart * Sunday Times *
Adrian Tinniswood's juicy new domestic history of the royal household... [is] delicious - as piquant as the green salad with which Edward VIII liked to eat his cold grouse. -- Rachel Cooke * Observer *
Devoted watchers of The Crown will especially enjoy the nimble analysis of both the narcissistic Edward VIII's brief reign and Princess Margaret's doomed romance... this enlightening narrative allows the royal family mystique to disappear just a little. * Publishers Weekly *
An intimate and entertaining look at the private lives of monarchs from Elizabeth I to the current occupants of Buckingham Palace... Deft, zesty social history. * Kirkus *
If Downton Abbey showcases a well-oiled machine of domestic efficiency in an English estate, you might think the servants surrounding British monarchs would be held to an even higher standard of discretion and excellence. And, as historian Tinniswood warns, you'd be entirely wrong. The reality, as he explores in this diverting book covering the domestic life at court from Elizabeth to Elizabeth, is both much messier and incredibly interesting... This rare glimpse into royal households reveals the priorities and peculiarities of kings and queens. * Booklist *
Tinniswood retells some of the best-known and best-loved episodes in British royal history... with elegance and wit... [and] based on extensive research. -- Linda Porter * BBC History Magazine *

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