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    • Behind the Throne

    • A Domestic History of the British Royal Household
    • By: Adrian Tinniswood
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    In Behind the Throne, historian Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the listener 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 and of ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Long Weekend

    • Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939
    • By: Adrian Tinniswood
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    As World War I drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous, and glamorous history of English country houses during the years between world wars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Thought I Was

    • By Eileen on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pirates of Barbary

    • Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
    • By: Adrian Tinniswood
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    It's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone - if not for today's frightening headlines of robbery and kidnapping on the high seas. Pirates have existed since the invention of commerce itself, but they reached the zenith of their power during the 1600s,when the Mediterranean was the crossroads of the world and pirates were the scourge of Europe and the glory of Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pirate/History buffs dream come true.

    • By Jess on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $24.49