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Adrian Tinniswood

Master of St Cross Lecture. Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the Royal Household

Adrian Tinniswood

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Event sponsored by

Acclaimed architectural and social historian Adrian Tinniswood looks at the history of Britain’s monarchs through the eyes of their domestic servants.

Tinniswood explains how the royal families maintained huge households. Charles I had 2,000 people, Victoria had 30 doctors alone and even Elizabeth II has 1,200 full-time staff today.  The staff were there to smooth the way for the sovereign and confirm their status. They witnessed everything from Henry VIII continually tripping over his dogs to George II throwing his son out of the house and James I having to cut back on his drinks bill.

Tinniswood has worked for and with the National Trust for more than 30 years. He is author of 14 books including The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars and was awarded the OBE in 2013 for services to heritage.

Tinniswood will be introduced by Carole Souter, master of St Cross, and a former chief executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden