Adrian Tinniswood

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Adrian Tinniswood, Hatchards, London, November 2018

Adrian John Tinniswood OBE (born 1954) is an English writer and historian.

Tinniswood studied English and Philosophy at Southampton University and was awarded an MPhil at Leicester University. He has acted as a consultant to the National Trust, and has lectured at several universities in both the United Kingdom and United States, including the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley.

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to heritage.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • Historic Houses of the National Trust
  • Country Houses from the Air
  • Life in the English Country Cottage
  • Travels with Pevsner
  • Visions of Power
  • Architecture and Ambition from Ancient Rome to Modern Paris
  • His invention so fertile: a life of Christopher Wren
  • 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)
  • 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, London, Cape, 2010. ISBN 978-0-224-08526-7
  • The Rainborowes (2013)
  • The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars (2016)[2]
  • Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household (2018)[3]
  • The Royal Society and the Invention of Modern Science (2019) [4]


  1. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 13.
  2. ^ Cooke, Rachel (15 May 2016). "The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House 1918-1939 by Adrian Tinniswood – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Book Marks reviews of Behind the Throne by Adrian Tinniswood". Book Marks. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  4. ^ "The Royal Society and the Invention of Modern Science by Adrian Tinniswood". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2019-06-09.

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