Prince Philip : the turbulent early life of the man who married Queen Elizabeth II. (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Prince Philip : the turbulent early life of the man who married Queen Elizabeth II.

Author: Philip Eade
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before he wooed the shy but attractive girl who would become Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip had a tumultuous upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and Britain. His mother Princess Alice of Battenberg, was born deaf; she was committed to a psychiatric clinic when Philip was eight. His father, Prince Andrew of Greece, already traumatized by his exile from his home country, promptly shut up the family home and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Philip, Prince consort of Elizabeth II Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Philip, Prince consort of Elizabeth II Queen of Great Britain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Eade
ISBN: 9781250013637 1250013631
OCLC Number: 778422158
Description: xxiv, 349 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 21 cm

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Before he wooed the shy but attractive girl who would become Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip had a tumultuous upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and Britain. His mother Princess Alice of Battenberg, was born deaf; she was committed to a psychiatric clinic when Philip was eight. His father, Prince Andrew of Greece, already traumatized by his exile from his home country, promptly shut up the family home and went off to live with his mistress, effectively leaving his young son an orphan. Remarkably, Philip emerged from his difficult childhood a character of singular vitality and dash - self-confident, opinionated, and devastatingly handsome. Girls fell at his feet, and the princess who would become his wife was smitten from the age of thirteen. Yet, alongside his considerable charm and intellilgence, the young prince was also prone to volcanic outbursts, which would have profound consequences for his family and for the future of the monarchy."--Page 4 of cover

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