Edward VII

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Like his mother Queen Victoria, Edward VII defined an era. Both reflected the personalties of their central figures: hers grand, imperial and pretty stiff; his no less grand, but much more relaxed and enjoyable. This book conveys Edward’s distinct personality and significant influences. To the despair of his parents, he rebelled as a young man, conducting many affairs and living a life of pleasure. But as king he made a distinct contribution to European diplomacy and – which is little known – to London, laying out the Mall and Admiralty Arch.

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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England’s rulers – now in paperback

Like his mother Queen Victoria, Edward VII defined an era. Both reflected the personalities of their central figures: hers grand, imperial and pretty stiff; his no less grand, but much more relaxed and enjoyable. This book conveys Edward’s distinct personality and significant influences. To the despair of his parents, he rebelled as a young man, conducting many affairs and living a life of pleasure. But as king he made a distinct contribution to European diplomacy and – which is little known – to London, laying out the Mall and Admiralty Arch.

Richard Davenport-Hines‘s book is as enjoyable as its subject and the age he made.

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Weight 0.098 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.9 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

139 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.0823092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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