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    DescriptionTo his mother, Queen Victoria, he was "poor Bertie," to his wife he was "my dear little man," while the President of France called him "a great English king," and the German Kaiser condemned him as "an old peacock." King Edward VII was all these things and more, as Hibbert reveals in this captivating biography. Shedding new light on the scandals that peppered his life, Hibbert reveals Edward's dismal early years under Victoria's iron rule, his terror of boredom that led to a lively social life at home and abroad, and his eventual ascent to the throne at age 59. Edward is best remembered as the last Victorian king, the monarch who installed the office of Prime Minister.


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    Title
    Edward VII
    Subtitle
    The Last Victorian King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hibbert, Foreword by Hugh Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403983770
    ISBN 10: 1403983771
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, HBJD1, HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    B&T Approval Code: A15202023, A40303000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202024
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 941.0823092
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, NHD
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    26 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT, "a pearl of biographers" ("New Statesman), " is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of "Disraeli " (Palgrave Macmillan), "The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, ""The English: A Social History, "and "Cavaliers and Roundheads." He lives in Oxfordshire, England.
    Review quote
    "The writing of history is an exercise in instruction; but that is no reason why it should not also be an exercise in rhetoric, for there is a "voluptas" to the texture of history that is best conveyed by good writing. Gibbon understood this, so did Macaulay and so did Carlyle in his own crabbed fashion. And so does Christopher Hibbert."--"The New York Times"
    Table of contents
    PART I: PRINCE OF WALES, 1841-190 "Poor Bertie "A Private Student" The Suitor The Bridegroom Marlborough House and Sandringham A Troubled Family Rounds of Pleasure The Prince under Fire A Passage to India Exclusion "Other Ladies" "Inconvenient" Friends and "Ill-bred Children" PART II: KING, 1901-1910 King of the Castle The King at Work The King at Home The King Abroad L'Oncle de L'Europe The King and the Kaiser The Final Months Drawn Blinds