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Behind the Throne

A Domestic History of the Royal Household with Adrian Tinniswood
  • 1 March
Behind the Throne

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12 noon

Lunch: 1.15pm

£25 including lunch, £10 to listen only

Performed on Fri 1 Mar

From the first Elizabethan age to the second, Behind the Throne reveals Britain’s monarchs as seen through the eyes of those who keep their secrets.

This is a history of family life, but the families concerned were royal families. They still had to get up in the morning, eat, entertain their friends and worry about money. The great difference is that royal families have 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 today, Elizabeth II keeps a full-time staff of 1,200.

“Wonderfully entertaining” Sunday Times
“Erudite and amusing” The Times

LUNCH: Gloucester Old Spot sausages and mash, onion gravy; lemon tart, raspberry coulis; coffee V: Mushroom and leek stroganoff

Literary events are presented in association with Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights

12 noon

Lunch: 1.15pm

£25 including lunch, £10 to listen only

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies