behind the throne a domestic history of the british royal household

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Behind The Throne

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
ISBN : 9781473545434
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Behind the Throne is a history of family life. The families concerned were royal families. But they still had to get up in the morning. They ate and entertained their friends and worried about money. Henry VIII kept tripping over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the drink bills. The great difference is that royal families had more help with their lives than most. Charles I maintained a household of 2,000 people. Victoria’s medical establishment alone consisted of thirty doctors, three dentists and a chiropodist. Even in today’s more democratic climate, Elizabeth II keeps a full-time staff of 1,200. A royal household was a community, a vast machine. Everyone, from James I’s Master of the Horse down to William IV’s Assistant Table Decker, was there to smooth the sovereign’s path through life while simultaneously confirming his or her status. Behind the Throne 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, or ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. Behind the Throne is nothing less than a domestic history of the royal household, a reconstruction of life behind the throne. Readers go on progress with Elizabeth I as she takes her court and her majesty to her subjects. They dance the conga round the state rooms of Buckingham Palace with George VI. They find out what it was like to dine with queens, and walk with kings.

The National And Domestic History Of England

Author : William Hickman S. Aubrey
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The History And Proceedings Of The House Of Commons From The Restoration To The Present Time Containing The Most Remarkable Motions Speeches Resolves Reports And Conferences To Be Met With In That Interval

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Genre : Great Britain
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What Have The Germans Ever Done For Us

Author : Susan Duxbury-Neumann
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Susan Duxbury-Neumann explores the fascinating story of Britain's German population before the First World War.

A General History Of The House Of Guelph Or Royal Family Of Great Britain From The Earliest Period In Which The Name Appears Upon Record To The Accession Of His Majesty King George The First To The Throne With An Appendix Of Authentic And Original Documents

Author : Sir Andrew Halliday
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The Public And Domestic Life Of His Late Most Gracious Majesty George The Third

Author : Edward Holt
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Domestic Memoirs Of The Royal Family And Of The Court Of England

Author : Robert Folkestone Williams
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History In Our Time

Author : David Cannadine
ISBN : 0300077025
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"Cannadine's subject is nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, ... [with] subjects as varied as suicide and divorce, patriotism and empire, class and privacy, and ... 'Victorian values.'"--Jacket.

The Parliamentary History Of England From The Earliest Period To The Year 1803

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The Public And Domestic Life Of His Late Majesty George The Third

Author : Edward Holt
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