Adrian Tinniswood

Adrian Tinniswood has worked as an author, broadcaster, lecturer, and educational consultant for nearly 30 years in both Britain and the United States. Tinniswood studied English and Philosophy at Southampton University and was awarded an MPhil at Leicester University.

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Books in order of publication: 

Historic Houses of the National Trust (1992)

Belton House, Lincolnshire (1992)

Country Houses from the Air (1994)

Life in the English Country Cottage (1996)

Travels with Pevsner 1 & 2 (1997, 1998)

Visions of Power: Architecture and Ambition from Ancient Rome to Modern Paris (1998)

The Polite Tourist: A History of Country House Visiting First published in the UK by Basil Blackwell (1989) with a similar title, later published by the National Trust of London (1998)

His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren (2001)

By Permission of Heaven: The True Story of the Great Fire of London (2003)

The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England (2007)

Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean (2010)

The Rainborowes: Pirates, Puritans, and a Family’s Quest for the Promised Land (2013)

The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars (2016)

Mount Stewart (2017)

Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household (2018)

The House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure, and the Country House Weekend (2019)

The Royal Society and the Invention of Modern Science (2019)

Hinton Ampner (2020)

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