Edward VII: The Last Victorian King
To his mother, Queen Victoria, he was "poor Bertie," to his wife he was "my dear little man," while the President of France called him "a great English king," and the German Kaiser condemned him as "an old peacock." King Edward VII was all these things and more, as Hibbert reveals in this captivating biography. Shedding new light on the scandals that peppered his life, Hibbert reveals Edward's dismal early years under Victoria's iron rule, his terror of boredom that led to a lively social life at home and abroad, and his eventual ascent to the throne at age 59. Edward is best remembered as the last Victorian king, the monarch who installed the office of Prime Minister.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Not a bit dry, lots of documented facts, good photos, well laid out chapters covering all the major points of his life and reign. I liked that he didn't footnote everything but provided good references at the end of the book. This is an author I will continue to read, in fact I've reserved his book on Victoria.
Review: Edward VII: The Last Victorian KingUser Review - Goodreads
This is a somewhat interesting biography of a man with too much money, too much time all which lead to too many women, drinks and trips. His mother thought him too dull to give him anything to do so ...
Authors Note and Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
PART ONEPRINCE OF WALES 18411901
2A Private Student
12Inconvenient Friends and Illbred Children
PART TWOKING 19011910
13King of the Castle
14The King at Work
15The King at Home
16The King Abroad
17LOncle de lEurope
18The King and the Kaiser