Famed as much for their love of the drink as they are for their prosperous or tumultuous reigns, Britain’s monarchs have always indulged in their favourite choices of ales, liquors and spirits. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the House of Windsor are no exception. Written by Royal historian Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, the Chairman of British Monarchist Society and Foundation, this meticulously researched and beautifully crafted book is a real in-depth celebration of the monarchy. Filled with fascinating historical facts, anecdotes and timelines, it is lavishly illustrated with photographs taken from a private collection that have never been seen before.
With contributions by such political greats as Sir David Amess MP and Andrew Rosindell MP, this celebratory book contains over 250 pages of glorious colour and is a fascinating and amusing celebration of the lesser known facts which blend spirits with the monarchy. Filled with refreshing drink recipes, Royal canape recipes by Sandhurst’s Former Executive Chef Robert Kennedy, fun facts, quotes and timelines, this celebration of the Centenary of the House of Windsor 1917-2017 and the Sapphire Jubilee (2017) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning Monarch in British history 1952-2017, is sure to delight and appeal to those who enjoy a good tipple, great food, decadent Royalty and the one thousand year history of the British Isles.
Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills is the Founder, Visionary and Chairman of both Crown & Country Magazine and of the British Monarchist Society. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Member of the Royal Society of St. George. Originally from New York, Thomas’ professions in addition to the aforementioned are as a Royal Historian, Royal Consultant, Author and Educational Speaker.
Thomas has logged nearly 200 media credits to his name as a Royal commentator and media expert as an authority on the Royal family, working with international media for nearly seven years. He has contributed to such publications as Majesty and Royalty Magazines, Political Pundits UK, The Conservative Blog, and Professor David Flints’
“An Opinion Column from the National Convenor” in Australia. He has further appeared in print with BBC, The Times, Correio Barzilinese; WENN; The Daily Mail; The Daily Mirror; London Evening Standard; Newham Recorder; and many more. He has appeared on ITV3, BBC; BBC South East; BBC Radio 3; BBC Radio 4; BBC Radio Manchester; BBC Radio Ulster 2’s “Talkback”; CTV News; ARTE; Australia News 7; TF1’s 50 Minutes Inside, repeatedly; Voice of American, Voice of Russia; NTV Russia; Polish Television and Radio; Australia Today; SRF, RS1; Arabia Television; and many other television outlets around the world.
Thomas is most recognised for his works in conceptualising and overseeing the creation and completion of the 2015 “Realms Portrait” for Her Majesty, The Queen, which was commissioned by the British Monarchist Society and gifted to her by the Commonwealth Realms at St. James’ Palace in celebration of her becoming the Longest reigning Sovereign in British history on 9 September 2015, organising the Belgrade Royal Wedding of Prince Philip of Serbia in October of 2017 and for his live commentary at the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018. Thomas has further been recognized for his contributions to “Lifeline” in New York, Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia’s charitable foundation.
In addition to obtaining degrees and certificates from both American and European Universities, Thomas has further been a radio presenter for London’s Wizard Radio, which is broadcast internationally, where he hosted several different shows with varying themes, for over five years. Thomas’ last show was dedicated to helping the youth of the world overcome personal issues, challenges and negativity which faced the daily lives of his young listeners on “Therapy with Thomas Mills”.
Thomas notably addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Monarchist League in Sydney during the summer of 2015 and has lectured for Model Westminster and the Young Adults Forum in Parliament in the Autumn of 2016 and in the Winter of 2017. In honour of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Thomas penned his first book with permission of the Palace, to which he was granted the use of the official Diamond Jubilee logo. “To The Queen: A Royal Drinkology” went on to sell 5,000 copies in the months following the central Jubilee weekend. In his spare time (which is very limited), Thomas enjoys travelling, horseback riding, sailing, the arts, theatre, music, fine dining, reading and writing.