Dirty Bertie

    Dirty Bertie

    An English King Made in France

    Stephen Clarke

    Century 2014

    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.

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