The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII,

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBEThis richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented access to the royal archives, noted scholar Jane Ridley draws on numerous primary sources to paint a vivid portrait of the man and the age to which he gave his name.   Born Prince Albert Edward, and known to familiars as “Bertie,” the future King Edward VII had a well-earned reputation for debauchery. A notorious gambler, glutton, and womanizer, he preferred the company of wastrels and courtesans to the dreary life of the Victorian court. His own mother considered him a lazy halfwit, temperamentally unfit to succeed her. When he ascended to the throne in 1901, at age fifty-nine, expectations were low. Yet by the time he died nine years later, he had proven himself a deft diplomat, hardworking head of state, and the architect of Britain’s modern constitutional monarchy.   Jane Ridley’s colorful biography rescues the man once derided as “Edward the Caresser” from the clutches of his historical detractors. Excerpts from letters a...

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Great Britain Scott #130 - Two Pence King Edward VII Issue - From 1902 - Collectible Postage Stamps

Great Britain Scott #130 - Two Pence King

Collectible postage stamp/set. The photo is a stock photo, please see the individual item listings for complete information.

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Ceylon Postage Stamp Single 1908 King Edward VII Issue 6 Cent Scott #198

Ceylon Postage Stamp Single 1908 King Edward VII

Ceylon Postage Stamp Single 1908 King Edward VII Issue 6 Cent Scott #198

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iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus Pure Clear Case Cases Cover Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (1942)

iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus Pure Clear Case Cases

hopper edward philadelphia new restaurant cigarettes nighthawks light diner city night chicago york hawks phillies cigars caffine 1950s 1940s coffee nicotine

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1902 MY Straits Settlements (Malaysia) - Edward VII Silver 10 Cents XF45 NGC

1902 MY Straits Settlements (Malaysia) - Edward VII

Straits Settlements (Malaysia) Silver 1902 10 Cents XF45 NGC Toned

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Ceylon Postage Stamp Single 1908 King Edward VII Issue 5 Cent Scott #197

Ceylon Postage Stamp Single 1908 King Edward VII

Ceylon Postage Stamp Single 1908 King Edward VII Issue 5 Cent Scott #197

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Seven Days in May (1964)

Seven Days in May

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Episode 1: Edward

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Britain's Real Monarch

Britain's Real

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Historic Pictoric Structural Drawing 7. Cupola Floor Plan - Captain Edward Penniman House, Fort Hill Road, Eastham, Barnstable County, MA 55in x 44in

Historic Pictoric Structural Drawing 7. Cupola Floor Plan

Captain Edward Penniman House, Fort Hill Road, Eastham, Barnstable County, MA

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