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Behind the Throne

A Domestic History of the British Royal Household

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Behind the Throne by Adrian Tinniswood
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An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the alcohol bills. In Behind the Throne, historian Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire, the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands and of ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. A masterful and witty social history of five centuries of royal life, Behind the Throne offers a grand tour of England's grandest households.

Author Biography

Adrian Tinniswood is senior research fellow in history at the University of Buckingham and the author of The Long Weekend and The Verneys, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He was awarded an OBE for services to heritage by her majesty, the Queen, and lives in Bath, England.
Release date NZ
October 2nd, 2018
Pages
416
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Basic Books
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9780465094028
Product ID
28365588

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