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Tinniswood, Adrian

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Works: 62 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 9,992 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biographies  Guidebooks  Aerial photographs 
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Most widely held works by Adrian Tinniswood
His invention so fertile : a life of Christopher Wren by Adrian Tinniswood( )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wren was a scientist and a founder of the Royal Society in addition to being one of Britain's most talented architects
Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone--if not for today's 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. They attacked ships, enslaved crews, plundered cargoes, enraged governments, and swayed empires. Historian Adrian Tinniswood brings alive this chapter in history, where clashes between pirates of the East--Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli--and governments of the West--England, France, Spain, and Venice--grew increasingly intense and dangerous, and he shows how their maneuverings between the Muslim empires and Christian Europe shed light on the religious and moral battles that still rage today.--From publisher description
By permission of heaven : the true story of the Great Fire of London by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the events surrounding the 1666 Great Fire of London that destroyed 13,000 homes, numerous buildings, and St. Paul's Cathedral, in an account that considers the roles played by Charles II, Samuel Pepys, and Christopher Wren
The art deco house : avant-garde houses of the 1920s and 1930s by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Art Deco House, architectural historian Adrian Tinniswood combines fascinating text and stunning photography to create an essential reference for anyone who loves Art Deco design. Captivating chapters provide detailed overviews of the design, decoration, furnishings, and gardens of the Art Deco house, covering such themes as streamline moderns; Modernist ideas for estates and apartment blocks; urbanism and domestic design; and more. Within each chapter, special stand-alone features draw upon contemporary literature, magazines, and museum exhibitions to demonstrate the style and philosophy of the Art Deco movement
The Verneys : a true story of love, war, and madness in seventeenth-century England by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the story of a seventeenth-century English family as drawn from their personal letters and other documents, discussing how their experiences reflected the realities of period gentry life, in an account that includes coverage of their relationships with Parliament and the royal family
The arts & crafts house by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today the Arts and Crafts movement is enjoying a popularity unrivalled since its inception. Adrian Tinniswood explains the movement's international influence and enduring appeal by exploring the design, decoration, furnishings, and gardens of both town and country houses. Chapters cover such themes as William Morris and his disciples; house built by architects for themselves; the distinctive American response to the Arts and Crafts style; and the movement's relationships with the disappearing rural community. The book surveys a broad range of houses, including the Red House in Kent, England that Philip Webb built for William Morris in 1859, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Storer House in Los Angeles, completed in the 1930s."--Jacket
The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939 by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Long Weekend, acclaimed historian Adrian Tinniswood tells the story of the rise and fall of the English aristocracy through the rise and fall of the great country house. Historically, these massive houses had served as the administrative and social hubs of their communities, but the fallout from World War I had wrought seismic changes on the demographics of the English countryside. In addition to the vast loss of life among the landed class, those staffers who returned to the country estates from the European theater were often horribly maimed, or eager to pursue a life beyond their employers' grounds. New and old estateholders alike clung ever more desperately to the traditions of country living, even as the means to maintain them slipped away"--
The Rainborowes : one family's quest to build a new England by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric of English social, political, and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was an outsized family: the Rainborowes. Shipmasters and soldiers, entrepreneurs and idealists, they bridged two worlds as they struggled to forge a better future for themselves and their kin. In The Rainborowes, acclaimed historian Adrian Tinniswood follows this singular clan from hect
The National Trust : historic houses of Britain by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houses featured include : Bodiam Castle, Tattershall Castle, Ightham Mote, Cotehele, Baddesley Clinton, Little Moreton Hall, Hardwick Hall, Montacute House, Knole, Bickling Hall, Ham House, Ashdown House, Sudbury Hall, Belton House, Dyrham Park, Petworth House, Anthony House, Stourhead, Kedleston Hall, Osterly Park, Saltram, Berrington Hall, Castle Coole, Ickworth, Penrhyn Castle, Knightshayes Court, Cragside, Wightwick Manor, Lindisfarne Castle and Drago Castle
Life in the English country cottage by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English cottage is an icon for our times. Whether a harmonious blend of timber-frame and thatch or golden Cotswold stone, it symbolizes country life at its most seductive - a chance to return to the rural Eden that was lost to most of us with the Industrial Revolution." "The picture of cottage life is an attractive and enduring one that has fascinated writers and artists for the last two hundred years. But this book shows that life in the English country cottage was far from being the idyll that many of us suppose. From the medieval village right through to the twentieth century, the author traces the history of the cottage, exploring how cottages came to be built, and how their appearance was affected by social forces and changing trends." "But the focus is firmly on people: how cottage dwellers spent their time, how they were treated by their social superiors, what they ate and where they slept, and how they decorated and furnished their homes. Life in the English Country Cottage is a history of both the myth and the reality of life for the majority of the population over the last seven centuries."--Jacket
The polite tourist : four centuries of country house visiting by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of power : ambition and architecture from ancient times to the present by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on "Kublai Khan and the Forbidden City; William the Conqueror and the Tower of London; Lorenzo the Magnificent and Florence; Shah Jahan and the Taj Mahal; Louis XIV and Versailles; Catherine the Great and Tsarskoe Selo; Thomas Jefferson and Monticello; Ludwig II and Neuschwanstein; Napoleon III and Paris; Hitler and Berlin; Stalin and Moscow; The Sultan of Brunei and the Istana Nurul Palance; Prince Charles and Poundbury."
A history of country house visiting : five centuries of tourism and taste by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean by Adrian Tinniswood( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Tinniswood brings alive this dynamic chapter in history, where clashes between pirates of the East and governments of the West grew increasingly intense and dangerous. In vivid detail, Tinniswood recounts the brutal struggles, glorious triumphs, and enduring personalities of the pirates of the Barbary Coast, and how their maneuverings between the Muslim empires and Christian Europe shed light on the religious and moral battles that still rage today
Country houses from the air by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long weekend : life in the English country house 1918-1939 by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on thousands of memoirs, unpublished letters and diaries, and the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, historian Adrian Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door onto a world half-remembered, glamorous, shameful at times, and forever wrapped in myth. The Long Weekend revels in the sheer variety of country house life: from King George V poring over his stamp collection at Sandringham to fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley collecting mistresses at ancestral homes across the nation, from Edward VIII entertaining Wallis Simpson at Fort Belvedere to the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, whose wife became obsessed with her pet spaniels. Tinniswood reveals what it was really like to live and work in some of the most beautiful houses the world has ever seen during the last great golden age of the English country home"--
Historic houses of the National Trust by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of power : ambition and architecture from ancient Rome to modern Paris by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rainborowes : pirates, Puritans and a family's quest for the promised land by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history, witnessing the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric of English social, political, and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was an outsized family: the Rainborowes. Shipmasters and soldiers, entrepreneurs and idealists, they bridged two worlds as they struggled to forge a better future for themselves and their kin
Pirates of Barbary by Adrian Tinniswood( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the coast of Southern Europe to Morocco and the Ottoman states of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli, Christian and Muslim seafarers met in bustling ports to swap religions, to battle and to trade goods and sales - raiding as far as Ireland and Iceland in search of their human currency. Studying the origins of these men, their culture and practices, Adrian Tinniswood expertly recreates the twilight world of the corsairs and uncovers a truly remarkable clash of civilisations. Drawing on a wealth of material, from furious royal proclamations to the private letters of pirates and their victims, as well as recent Islamic accounts, Pirates of Barbary provides a new perspectives of the corsairs and a fascinating insight into what it meant to sacrifice all you have for a life so violent, so uncertain and so alien that it sets you apart from the rest of mankind
 
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By permission of heaven : the true story of the Great Fire of London
Alternative Names
Adrian Tinniswood British historian and writer

Adrian Tinniswood British writer

Adrian Tinniswood écrivain britannique

Tinniswood, Adrian

Tinniswood, Adrian John 1954-

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Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century MediterraneanBy permission of heaven : the true story of the Great Fire of LondonThe art deco house : avant-garde houses of the 1920s and 1930sThe Verneys : a true story of love, war, and madness in seventeenth-century EnglandThe arts & crafts houseLife in the English country cottageThe polite tourist : four centuries of country house visitingVisions of power : ambition and architecture from ancient times to the present