• "This is the most interesting and informative book on British royalty for many years."

    Sarah Bradford, Literary Review
  • "Behind the Throne, erudite and amusing, bulges with colourful scenesgloriousa fun, elegant narrative."

    Melanie Reid, The Times
  • "This book is a cracking read, packed full of stories which Tinniswood relates with verve and witBuy this book for Christmas and give it to all your non-republican friends."

    Jane Ridley, Spectator
  • "Entertainingsuperb… history needs anecdote to make us relate to it, something Tinniswood [does] brilliantly."

    Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
  • "Adrian Tinniswood’s handsomely produced Behind the Throne is full of such pleasing details, as it takes us on a fascinating snoop into the studies, kitchens and bedrooms of various monarchs from Elizabeth I to the present queen… Tinniswood gets [the tone] just right, never overly deferential, but humorous and distantly respectful… Behind the Throne is a wonderfully entertaining account of life through five centuries of royal households."

    Christopher Hart, Sunday Times