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  • Published: 1 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241014813
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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Edward VII (Penguin Monarchs)

The Uncrowned King




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

  • Pub date: 1 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241014813
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
Categories:

About the Author

Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953 and lives in London. His first book was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History and Biography in 1985. He is the author of Auden, Sex, Death and Punishment, The Macmillans, Gothic and The Pursuit of Oblivion.

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