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The heir apparent : a life of Edward VII, the playboy prince

Author: Jane Ridley
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria's firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward, King of Great Britain; Edward, King of Great Britain; Edward, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Ridley
ISBN: 9781400062553 1400062551 9780812972634 0812972635 9780812994759 0812994752
OCLC Number: 825647850
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Chatto & Windus."
Description: xxiv, 726 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The eighty-nine steps --
Youth. --
Victoria and Albert 1841 --
"Our poor strange boy" 1841-1856 --
'Neither fish nor flesh' 1856-1860 --
Bertie's fall 1861 --
Marriage 1861-1863 --
"Totally totally unfit .?.?. for ever becoming king" 1863-1865 --
Alix's knee 1865-1867 --
Marlborough House and Harriett Mordaunt 1868-1870 --
Annus horribilis 1870-1871 --
Expanding middle. --
Resurrection? 1871-1875 --
India 1875-1876 --
The Aylesford scandal 1876 --
Lillie Langtry 1877-1878 --
Prince Hal 1878-1881 --
Prince of Pleasure 1881-1887 --
William 1887-1889 --
Scandal 1889-1890 --
Nemesis 1890-1892 --
Daisy Warwick 1892-1896 --
"We are all in God's hands" 1897-1901 --
King --
King Edward the Caresser 1901-1902 --
"Edward the Confessor number two" 1902 --
King Edward the peacemaker 1903-1905 --
Uncle of Europe 1905-1907 --
King Canute 1908-1909 --
King of Trumps 1909-1910 --
The people's king march-May 1910.
Responsibility: Jane Ridley.

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"Chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria's firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen."--Publisher's description.

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