An English King Made in France
Hardback 400pp Illustrated
9781780890340   Product Code: 22335
Edward VII is thought of as a quintessentially English king, but his first love was always France. Using newly uncovered French sources, this irreverent history tells how young prince Bertie escaped his stifling mother Victoria by nipping over to Paris for a spot of je ne sais quoi. There he hob-nobbed with royalists and revolutionaries, had affairs with courtesans and can-can dancers, became the first guest to climb the Eiffel Tower - and used his charm to seal the Entente Cordiale.