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The Resource Behind the throne : a domestic history of the British royal household, Adrian Tinniswood

Behind the throne : a domestic history of the British royal household, Adrian Tinniswood

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Behind the throne : a domestic history of the British royal household
Title
Behind the throne
Title remainder
a domestic history of the British royal household
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Tinniswood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
941.009/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA111
LC item number
.T64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Behind the throne : a domestic history of the British royal household, Adrian Tinniswood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 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 -- Postscript : it's all to do with the training
Control code
on1023486131
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465094028
Lccn
2018008384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1023486131
Label
Behind the throne : a domestic history of the British royal household, Adrian Tinniswood
Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 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 -- Postscript : it's all to do with the training
Control code
on1023486131
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465094028
Lccn
2018008384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1023486131

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