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The Resource Edward and Alexandra : their private and public lives, Richard Hough

Edward and Alexandra : their private and public lives, Richard Hough

Label
Edward and Alexandra : their private and public lives
Title
Edward and Alexandra
Title remainder
their private and public lives
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Edward and Alexandra is the compellingly readable biography of the royal couple who became the symbol of the Edwardian Age. Behind his back he was often called Prince Hal, even "Tum-Tum." When he acceded to the throne his enduring mistress, Mrs. Alice Keppel, called him "Kingy." He was King Edward VII, the eldest son of Queen Victoria and her adored husband, Prince Albert. As heir to his mother's throne for almost sixty years, he was ripe for nicknames. Yet he was no
  • Fool. Frequently compared to Henry VIII because of his girth, he also possessed the Tudor king's political shrewdness, and his influence helped steer England away from Germany and onto the side of Russia and France during World War I. His behind-the-scenes maneuvering changed world history. She was Alexandra, the breath-takingly lovely daughter of a Danish prince and the sister of the Russian Tsarina. Desperately shy, Alix, as she was called, was considered an unlikely
  • Consort for the next king of England until she charmed his formidable mother. Her background was as full of warmth and family love as his was cold, formal, and unhappy. Theirs was a complex union. The marriage of the most powerful prince to the most beautiful princess in the world was like some matchless, living fairytale, and English society, for so long leaderless, gloried in their assumption of power. That was in 1863. It was not long before Bertie, while remaining
  • Fond of Alix all his life, was enjoying a series of mistresses. He also found himself in court, first in a divorce case and then in a gambling scandal. Never has an heir to the throne passed through so many phases of public disapproval and adulation, but for the agelessly beautiful Alix there was never anything but public love and admiration. On the death of Queen Victoria, in spite of widespread anxiety, the pair made the complete King and Queen. This is the story of
  • The marriage of two people who were so different yet so colorfully interdependent that the part they played on the public stage for half a century was at once unique and unrepeatable. Edward and Alexandra recounts their public and private lives with fresh interpretation and new material that redefine their relationship with one another and with the great figures of their time
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hough, Richard
Dewey number
  • 941.082/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA567
LC item number
.H69 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edward
  • Alexandra
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Great Britain
  • Queens
Label
Edward and Alexandra : their private and public lives, Richard Hough
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-344) and index
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
ocm28418679
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xx, 369 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780312097936
Lccn
93025724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)28418679
Label
Edward and Alexandra : their private and public lives, Richard Hough
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-344) and index
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
ocm28418679
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xx, 369 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780312097936
Lccn
93025724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)28418679

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