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The Resource Bertie : a life of Edward VII, Jane Ridley

Bertie : a life of Edward VII, Jane Ridley

Label
Bertie : a life of Edward VII
Title
Bertie
Title remainder
a life of Edward VII
Statement of responsibility
Jane Ridley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian era but was always known as Bertie, was 59 when he finally came to power and ushered out the Victorian age. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Bertie was bullied by both his parents. Denied any proper responsibilities, the heir to the throne spent his time eating (which earned him the nickname 'Tum Tum'), pursuing women (which Queen Victoria held to be the reason for Albert's early demise), gambling, going to house parties and race meetings, and shooting pheasants. His arranged marriage to the stunning Danish princess Alexandra gave him access to the European dynastic network; but his name was linked with many beauties, including Lillie Langtry and Winston Churchill's mother. This biography provides new insight into the playboy prince while painting a vivid portrait of the age in all its excess and eccentricity
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Ridley, Jane
Dewey number
  • 941'.0823'092
  • 941.0823
  • 941.082309
  • 920 EDWA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Label
Bertie : a life of Edward VII, Jane Ridley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099575443
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780099575443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Bertie : a life of Edward VII, Jane Ridley
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099575443
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780099575443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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