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Author Tinniswood, Adrian, author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  941.0099 TIN    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 402 pages : illustrations (chiefly 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 365-375) and index.
Subject Royal households -- Great Britain -- History.
ISBN 9780465094028 (hardcover)
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