Edward VII (Penguin Monarchs) : The Cosmopolitan King, Paperback Book

Edward VII (Penguin Monarchs) : The Cosmopolitan King Paperback

Part of the Penguin Monarchs series

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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.

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