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The Resource Edward VII : the Prince of Wales and the women he loved, Catharine Arnold

Edward VII : the Prince of Wales and the women he loved, Catharine Arnold

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Edward VII : the Prince of Wales and the women he loved
Title
Edward VII
Title remainder
the Prince of Wales and the women he loved
Statement of responsibility
Catharine Arnold
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward Prince of Wales, better known as "Bertie," was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Charming and dissolute, he was a larger-than-life personality with king-size appetites. A lifelong womanizer, Bertie conducted his countless liaisons against the glittering backdrop of London society, Europe, and the stately homes of England in the second half of the 19th century. Bertie's lovers were beautiful, spirited, society women who embraced a wide field of occupations. There was Lillie Langtry, the simple Jersey girl who would become an actress and producer; "Daisy" Brooke, Countess of Warwick, the extravagant socialite who embraced socialism and stood for Parliament as a Labour party candidate; bisexual French actress Sarah Bernhardt, celebrated for her decadent appeal and opium habit; and by total contrast the starchy Agnes Keyser, who founded a hospital for army officers. One of Bertie's most intriguing liaisons was with American heiress Jennie Churchill, unhappy wife of Sir Randolph Churchill and mother of Sir Winston. While the scandals resulting from his affairs--from suicides to divorces--were a blight on the royal family, Bertie would become a surprisingly modern monarch. His major accomplishment was transforming the British monarchy into the modern institution that we know today and ensuring its survival in a period when every other European dynasty collapsed in the wake of WWI"--
Summary
A colorful portrait of the playboy monarch and son of Queen Victoria describes his scandalous liaisons with a series of high-profile women, offering insight into how he helped transform the British monarchy into an enduring modern institution
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Tone
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10569289
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.082/30922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA567
LC item number
.A755 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the Prince of Wales and the women he loved
Label
Edward VII : the Prince of Wales and the women he loved, Catharine Arnold
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5870963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781250069146
Lccn
2017006881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957021671
  • (OCoLC)957021671
Label
Edward VII : the Prince of Wales and the women he loved, Catharine Arnold
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5870963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781250069146
Lccn
2017006881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957021671
  • (OCoLC)957021671

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