Welcome to my blog. It has no purpose, other than to entertain. It had no theme, other than the serendipities of history, although a theme has emerged in the way themes sometimes do. It has no reason for being here, but then the heart has its reasons which reason knows not.


Adrian Tinniswood OBE is the author of fourteen books on social and architectural history, including The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller; His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren and The Verneys: a True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England, which was shortlisted for the BBC/Samuel Johnson Prize. He has worked with a number of heritage organisations including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Trust, and is currently Senior Fellow in History at the University of Buckingham and Visiting Fellow in Heritage and History at Bath Spa University.