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Author Tinniswood, Adrian, author.

Title Behind the throne : a domestic history of the British royal household / Adrian Tinniswood.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  941 TINNISWOOD    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  941.009 TIN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  941.009 TINNISWOOD    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  941.0099 TINNISWOOD    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  941.009 RIN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  941.009 TIN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  941.009 TINNISWOOD    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Non Fiction  941.009 TINNISWOOD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  941.009 TINNISWOOD    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  941.009 TIN    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-375) and index.
Contents Black books and spangles -- Progress -- Behind the masque -- Diplomats and fools -- A court without a king -- We have called you gods -- The Catholic king -- Mrs Morley and Mrs Freeman -- Happy families -- An agitation of spirits -- Regent -- The respectable household -- After Albert -- Court circular -- That dear little man -- Secretaries -- Gloriana -- Affectionate memoirs -- It's all to do with the training.
Subject Royal households -- Great Britain -- History.
Royal households. (OCoLC)fst01100826
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Georgian Era (1714-1837)
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Tudor & Elizabethan Era (1485-1603)
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Victorian Era (1837-1901)
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / Women.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780465094028 (hardcover)
0465094023 (hardcover)
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