Bertie: A Life of Edward VII Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

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Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian era but was always known as Bertie, was fifty-nine when he finally came to power and ushered out the Victorian age. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Bertie was bullied by both his parents. Denied any proper responsibilities, the heir to the throne spent his time eating (which earned him the nickname ‘Tum Tum’), pursuing women (which Queen Victoria held to be the reason for Albert’s early demise), gambling, going to house parties and race meetings, and shooting pheasants. His arranged marriage to the stunning Danish princess Alexandra gave him access to the European dynastic network; but his name was linked with many beauties, including Lillie Langtry and Winston Churchill’s mother. This magnificent new biography provides new insight into the playboy prince while painting a vivid portrait of the age in all its excess and eccentricity.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
August 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
640
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
12.1
MB

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