The Heir Apparent

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    The Heir Apparent

    A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

    Jane Ridley

    Random House 2013

    Hardback 751pp Illustrated

    9781400062553   Product Code: 20155

    This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria's firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into a wise and effective monarch. Known to familiars as 'Bertie', the future King Edward VII had a well-earned reputation for debauchery, and when he became king in 1901, expectations were low. A magnificent life of an unexpectedly impressive king, Jane Ridley's much-acclaimed study documents the remarkable transformation of a man - and a monarchy.

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