His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII: Biography: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Written by Marie Belloc Lowndes

This incredible biography gives us a deep insight into to life of the royal family during the greatest era in British History!
Edward VII (1841-1910), the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he was heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but despite public approval his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.
Content:
An Appreciation
Birth and Early Years
The King’s Boyhood
Oxford, Cambridge, and the Curragh
The King’s Visit to Canada and the United States
Death of the Prince Consort—Tour in the East
The Wedding of King Edward and Queen Alexandra
Early Married Life
Their Majesties’ Tour in Egypt and the Mediterranean
The Franco-Prussian War—The King’s Illness
1873-1875
The King’s Tour in India
Quiet Years of Public Work, 1876-1887—Visit to Ireland—Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee
Silver Wedding of King Edward and Queen Alexandra—Engagement and Marriage of Princess Louise
The Baccarat Case—Birth of Lady Alexandra Duff—The King’s Fiftieth Birthday—Illness of Prince George
The Duke of Clarence and Avondale
Chapter XVII. The Housing of the Working Classes—Marriage of Prince George—The Diamond Jubilee—Death of the Duchess of Teck
Later Years—A Serious Accident to the King—Gradual Recovery—The Attempt on the King’s Life
The King as a Country Squire
The King in London
The King and State Policy
The King and the Services
The King and Freemasonry
The King as a Philanthropist
The King as a Sportsman
Death of Queen Victoria—The King’s Accession

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