Bertie: A Life of Edward VII PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Bertie: A Life of Edward VII free pdf This is the Sunday Times bestseller shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize. 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.

About Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley is Professor of History at Buckingham University, where she teaches a course on biography. Her previous books include The Young Disraeli, acclaimed by Robert Blake as definitive, while her most recent biography, a highly praised study of the architect Edwin Lutyens and his relationship with his troubled wife, won the Duff Cooper Prize in 2003. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Ridley writes book reviews for the Spectator and other newspapers, and has also appeared on radio and several television documentaries. She lives in London and Scotland.

Details Book

Author : Jane Ridley
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 03 October 2013
ISBN : 0099575442
EAN : 9780099575443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 624 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Bertie: A Life of Edward VII



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Last Princess free pdfThe Last Princess

    Queen Victoria's favourite child - the true story of a royal mother-daughter relationship that changed history Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and as Matthew Dennison relates Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely..


  • The Queen, Her Lover and the Most Notorious Spy in History free pdfThe Queen, Her Lover and the Most Notorious Spy in History

    Long before her successful marriage to Prince Albert. Princess Victoria had an affair with the dashing Scottish 13th Lord Elphinstone. After the liaison was exposed..


  • Princess Helena free pdfPrincess Helena

    Princess Helena (1846-1923) was the third daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A steady. dependable young woman. known as 'Lenchen' within the family. she was particularly 'useful' to her demanding and recently widowed mother..


  • Queen Victoria free pdfQueen Victoria

    A lively and intriguing biography of Queen Victoria. from her difficult and lonely childhood to her life as one of the most powerful women in the world. Fascinating photographs and a family tree are supplemented with internet links which allow the reader to find out even more about the life and times of Queen Victoria..


  • Queen Victoria free pdfQueen Victoria

    A lively and intriguing biography of Queen Victoria. from her difficult and lonely childhood to her life as one of the most powerful women in the world. Fascinating photographs and a family tree are supplemented with internet links which allow the reader to find out even more about the life and times of Queen Victoria..


  • Bertie: A Life of Edward VII free pdfBertie: A Life of Edward VII

    . This is the Sunday Times bestseller shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize. Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian era but was always known as Bertie, was fifty-nine when he finally came to p