Reviews

  • "Starkey has the mind of an historian but the eye of a court painter"

    Peter Ackroyd, The Times
  • "To anyone who can savour the atmosphere of high politics, this book will make exciting reading"

    Conrad Russell
  • "Starkey's great innovation as a constitutional historian has been his readiness to take a closer look at the organisation of the early modern royal household"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "To anyone who savours the atmosphere of high politics, this book will make exciting reading"

    Conrad Russell
  • "David Starkey brings to the task not only a mastery of institutional framework...but also skills in graphic delineation of character and an exuberant narrative panache"

    R. A. Houlbrooke