Edward VII: The Cosmopolitan King

Edward VII The Cosmopolitan 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 relaxed and enjoyab

  • Title: Edward VII: The Cosmopolitan King
  • Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
  • ISBN: 9780241014806
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edward VII: The Cosmopolitan 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 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 andLike 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 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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    1. Carolyn Harris

      Edward VII: The Cosmopolitan King by Richard Davenport-Hines is filled with fascinating details about the King’s life including his enthusiasm for games (he had a bowling alley installed at the Marlborough Club) and popularity across Europe (there is still a park named for the King in Lisbon, Portugual) Davenport-Hines captures the atmosphere of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras as the Prince of Wales set the tone for the country house parties of “the smart set.” The author is less suc [...]

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