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The Life and Times of Edward VII

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"Symbol of an era in which Britain freed herself from the restraints which had surrounded life under Victoria, Edward VII was renowned as a sportsman, bon viveur, and lover of beautiful women. As Prince of Wales he had been prevented by his mother from taking any active part in the government of the country, so he had thrown himself wholeheartedly into being the leader of a fashionable and idle set whose behaviour scandalised much of contemporary society. When he came to the throne at the age of sixty, there were those who fear that his conduct might not be fitted to his high office. Yet he was to be one of the most popular kings ever to reign, with both his people and his ministers. At home he was to do much to adapt the monarchy to a new and more symbolic role in the Constitution and abroad he was to help lead Great Britain out of the splendid, but precarious, isolation into which she had retreated at the end of the nineteenth century."

Book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Middlemas, K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993 revised reprint
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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"Symbol of an era in which Britain freed herself from the restraints which had surrounded life under Victoria, Edward VII was renowned as a sportsman, bon viveur, and lover of beautiful women. As Prince of Wales he had been prevented by his mother from taking any active part in the government of the country, so he had thrown himself wholeheartedly into being the leader of a fashionable and idle set whose behaviour scandalised much of contemporary society. When he came to the throne at the age of sixty, there were those who fear that his conduct might not be fitted to his high office. Yet he was to be one of the most popular kings ever to reign, with both his people and his ministers. At home he was to do much to adapt the monarchy to a new and more symbolic role in the Constitution and abroad he was to help lead Great Britain out of the splendid, but precarious, isolation into which she had retreated at the end of the nineteenth century."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Middlemas, K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993 revised reprint
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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