Edward VII (Penguin Monarchs) : The Cosmopolitan King Paperback / softback
Part of the Penguin Monarchs series
The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperbackLike his mother Queen Victoria, Edward VII defined an era.
Both reflected the personalities of their central figures: hers grand, imperial and pretty stiff; his no less grand, but much more relaxed and enjoyable.
This book conveys Edward's distinct personality and significant influences.
To the despair of his parents, he rebelled as a young man, conducting many affairs and living a life of pleasure.
But as king he made a distinct contribution to European diplomacy and - which is little known - to London, laying out the Mall and Admiralty Arch.
Richard Davenport-Hines's book is as enjoyable as its subject and the age he made.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/06/2018
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780141988719
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