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Edward the Caresser : the playboy prince who became Edward VII

Auteur : Stanley Weintraub
Éditeur : New York : Free Press, ©2001.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
In each of the past three centuries, a Prince of Wales has waited most of his life to become King, from George IV to Edward VII to Prince Charles. Each one disappointed his reigning parent. Each had an unhappy marriage and famous affairs. But only one single-handedly gave his name to an age: the future Edward VII, Albert Edward, oldest son of Queen Victoria. How did such a roguish Prince to come such a beloved King?
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Genre/forme : History
Biography
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-
Edward the Caresser.
New York : Free Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606515315
Personne nommée : Edward, King of Great Britain; King of Great Britain Edward VII; Edward, King of Great Britain; Édouard, roi de Grande-Bretagne); König VII ) Eduard (Großbritannien
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Stanley Weintraub
ISBN : 0684853183 9780684853185
Numéro OCLC : 45375122
Description : xv, 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : The future King 1841-1852 --
The world outside 1852-1860 --
The New World : Canada 1860 --
Celebrity : the Prince in the United States 1860 --
Higher (and lower) education 1860-1861 --
Bachelorhood 1861-1863 --
Falling out of love 1863-1868 --
The sport of Kings 1868-1871 --
Relapse 1871-1875 --
Embodying the Raj 1875-1876 --
The mixture as before 1876-1881 --
The occupation of the idle man 1882-1886 --
Impresario 1887-1891 --
King-in-waiting 1892-1897 --
Prince no more 1898-1901 --
Afterword 1901-1910.
Responsabilité : Stanley Weintraub.
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Résumé :

In each of the past three centuries, a Prince of Wales has waited most of his life to become King, from George IV to Edward VII to Prince Charles. Each one disappointed his reigning parent. Each had an unhappy marriage and famous affairs. But only one single-handedly gave his name to an age: the future Edward VII, Albert Edward, oldest son of Queen Victoria. How did such a roguish Prince to come such a beloved King? The story of "Bertie" is the story of one of the first superstars in the dawning culture of celebrity. Drawing on previously unavailable, little used or unknown diaries, letters, memoirs, and reportage from both sides of the Atlantic, acclaimed biographer Stanley Weintraub paints an unforgettable picture of the Prince and his worlds: his difficult and frustrating childhood, his introductions to gentlemanly sins at Oxford and Cambridge, his Chile arranged marriage to the pretty but dull Princess Alexandra, and his constant escapes two balls, races, spas, and country houses, where he gambled, gourmandized, carouse, and whored. Husbands who hoped to advance among the gentry worked to arrange affairs between the Prince and their wives, maneuvering to situate bedrooms near his chambers. His string of "God-children" included some almost certainly his own. Yet despite, or because of, Bertie's flaws, he was loved wherever he went. He was a natural diplomat, able to charm strangers and dance all night. When he toured the United States in 1860, he was a media sensation, and there was even talk of marriage with President Buchanan's niece. When Victoria finally died in 1901 after decades of withdrawal from public life amid continual mourning for Albert, England relaxed and celebrated for the first time in years. Edward the Caresser presents an extraordinary picture of tragedy and farce, qualities that fit Edward perfectly for the role of modern monarch. - Jacket flap.

Biography of Edward VII covering the years before he became king.

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"Independent on Sunday" Weintraub excellently conveys the sly tactics employed by the Prince to get away with as much as he could -- he did what he felt like, and when caught, made apologies that Lire la suite...

 
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