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The Life of King Edward VII: Biography of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

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Edward VII (1841-1910), the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he was heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but despite public approval his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.Content:An AppreciationBirth and Early YearsThe King's BoyhoodOxford, Cambridge, and the CurraghThe King's Visit to Canada and the United StatesDeath of the Prince Consort—Tour in the EastThe Wedding of King Edward and Queen AlexandraEarly Married LifeTheir Majesties' Tour in Egypt and the MediterraneanThe Franco-Prussian War—The King's Illness1873-1875The King's Tour in IndiaQuiet Years of Public Work, 1876-1887—Visit to Ireland—Queen Victoria's Golden JubileeSilver Wedding of King Edward and Queen Alexandra—Engagement and Marriage of Princess LouiseThe Baccarat Case—Birth of Lady Alexandra Duff—The King's Fiftieth Birthday—Illness of Prince GeorgeThe Duke of Clarence and AvondaleChapter XVII. The Housing of the Working Classes—Marriage of Prince George—The Diamond Jubilee—Death of the Duchess of TeckLater Years—A Serious Accident to the King—Gradual Recovery—The Attempt on the King's LifeThe King as a Country SquireThe King in LondonThe King and State PolicyThe King and the ServicesThe King and FreemasonryThe King as a PhilanthropistThe King as a SportsmanDeath of Queen Victoria—The King's Accession

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