Edward VII (Penguin Monarchs): The Cosmopolitan King (Penguin Monarchs)

Edward VII (Penguin Monarchs): The Cosmopolitan King (Penguin Monarchs)

By: Richard Davenport-Hines (author)Hardback

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

About Author

Richard Davenport-Hines is the author of biographies of Dudley Docker, W. H. Auden, Marcel Proust, Lady Desborough and Maynard Keynes. He has written histories of sex, drugs, arms-dealing, the sinking of the Titanic and the Profumo Affair as well as editing three volumes of correspondence and journals of Hugh Trevor-Roper.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780241014806
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780241014806
  • weight: 232
  • ISBN10: 0241014808

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