Adrian Tinniswood’s 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.

Adrian will be interviewed by Jane Wenham-Jones.

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