• 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

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