From the first Elizabethan age to the second, Adrian’s book reveals Britain’s monarchs as seen through the eyes of those who kept their secrets. It is a history of family life. The families concerned were royal families – but they still had to get up in the morning. They ate, entertained their friends and worried about money.
“Behind the Throne” is nothing less than a reconstruction of life behind the throne. Henry VIII kept tripping over his dogs; George II threw his son out of the house, and James I had to cut back on the drink bills. Find out what it was like to dine with queens, and walk with kings.