ST. AUBYN, GILES.
Title Edward Vii: Prince And King.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First American Edition.
Publisher Atheneum, New York: 1979.
0689109377 / 9780689109379
Seller ID 15788X1
'Edwardian' is an adjective that suggests amplitude and leisure yet the King who left his name on an era and a style reigned for less than ten years. The paradox is resolved by recalling that his public career began some forty years before he came to the throne. Mr. St. Aubyn is not concerned to reverse the estimate of the king so well established by the biographies of Sir Philip Magnus, Christopher Hibbert and Gordon Brook-Shepherd. Rather the present work extends and deepens by its use of fascinating new material the portrait of a man whose physical grossness has, as in the case of the Prince Regent, been allowed to obscure both a keen intelligence and a serious even conscientious pursuit of duty. Illustrated. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: English Royalty, Edward VII, Giles St.Aubyn, Edwardian Era, William II, Queen Victoria, Edward Majoribanks Tweedmouth, Frederick Ponsonby Syusonby, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil Salisbury, Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery, Oxford, Herbert Henry Asquith, Royal Navy, German Navy, Francis Knollys, David Lloyd George, House of Lords, Sir Edward Hamilton, Frederick III, George V, Reginald Baliol Brett Escher, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Lord Charles Beresford, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Alexander, Prince Albert).