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The Resource Behind the Throne

Behind the Throne

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Behind the Throne
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Behind the Throne
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An "enchanting" upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Wall Street Journal).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
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Tinniswood, Adrian
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Behind the Throne
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OVERDRIVE:5063b518-5391-4e9d-8756-f27db45cba7e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781541644748
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optical disk
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Behind the Throne
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5063b518-5391-4e9d-8756-f27db45cba7e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541644748
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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