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The Windsors : a dynasty revealed

Author: Piers Brendon
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The House of Windsor was created in 1917, in the midst of World War I, in order to avoid a perceived taint of a German surname which had been held by British royalty since the time of George I who was from Hanover. George V, grandson of Queen Victoria, was the first to use the name Windsor and all of his descendants have since 1917. Fearfull of losing the throne due to anti-monarchy sentiment which was rampant after  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: House of Windsor; Windsor (House of); House of Windsor; Windsor.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Brendon
ISBN: 0340610131 9780340610138
OCLC Number: 30986183
Notes: "Based on research done for a major television series of the same name"--Introd., p. xiii.
Description: xvii, 286 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Piers Brendon and Phillip Whitehead.

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The House of Windsor was created in 1917, in the midst of World War I, in order to avoid a perceived taint of a German surname which had been held by British royalty since the time of George I who was from Hanover. George V, grandson of Queen Victoria, was the first to use the name Windsor and all of his descendants have since 1917. Fearfull of losing the throne due to anti-monarchy sentiment which was rampant after the first World War, George V worked hard to create an image of a strong, loving, moral family which was good for England. Subsequent monarchs have also worked on keeping such an image. Unfortunately, the recent failed marriages, accusations of marital infidelity and scandals of Elizabeth II's children have caused serious problems for the House of Windsor. There have been suggestions that Elizabeth II may indeed be the last monarch to rule Britain.

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