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King George V King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookA brilliant, immensely readable biography of King George V of England A work of great insight and thoroughness that has been hailed by The Times of London as one of the most fair minded biographies and one of the most enthralling of out timehistorical biography as it should be written George V was born while his grandmother Queen Victoria still reigned, and as the second son of Edward VII, he had no King George PDF/EPUB ² immediate prospects of reaching the throne, and no expectations that those prospects would ever change Acquiring only the limited education of a nineteenth century naval officer, he grew up indifferent to science and politics, history and the arts, his views staunchly conservative, and his favorite and principal occupations partridge shooting and stamp collecting But at the age of twenty six, with the death of his older brother, he found himself in direct line of succession to the throne a role for which he felt ill equipped both by temperament and training Nor was he able to hide the feelings of inadequacy from the populace public ceremony visibly affected his nerves, and it was widely rud that participation in social occasions adversely affected his digestion When he was crowned inat the age of forty five, he evoked little affection or enthusiasm in his people, and England s leaders found little in him to inspire their confidence Yet by the time he died in , he had become one of the most popular and generally loved of British sovereignsGeorge V s life spanned seventy years, during which Britain underwent enormous change, and his reign encompassed a time of unparalleled political unrest He saw England survive one world war and watched the approach of another He saw the downfall of the empires of Russia during which he made the controversial decision to deny his cousin the Tsar political asylum in Britain , Germany, and Austria Hungary and he was embroiled in struggles for Irish Home Rule and for Indian self government that presaged the dissolution of the British Empire itself He presided over the decline of the House of Lords and the rise of the Labour Party He involved himself in the bitter dispute that culminated in the General Strike of , and he was instrumental in the formation of the National Government inYet, during hisyear reign, much to the surprise of his countrymen, he brought to each problem that confronted him inspired common sense and kindliness, principled wisdom, and sensibility Considered, at first, dull and commonplace, George V quickly gained the respect of his government and the devoted loyalty of his peopleJust as this excellent biography examines in detail and sheds new light on George s years as King, so it also illuminates the years before his ascension his childhood, his service in the Royal Navy, the effects on him and his family of the death of his older brother Prince Eddy, and his betrothal and marriage to Princess Mary of Teck, who had originally been engaged to marry Eddy We see George during the years of his father s reign, when he undertook always with appropriate decorum, but often unhappily the rigorous duties expected of him as Prince of Wales We see, too, King George s idyllic private life his relationship with his children the was the typical Victorian Papa , with his grandchildren, and especially with Queen Mary, whose unflagging devotion to him masked her great personal sacrificesKenneth Rose combines a biographer s absolute candor and objectivity with a deep respect for his subject to give us the most convincing, insightful, and vivid portrait we have had of this complex and often maligned ruler Culling the details of George s life and reign from a variety of sources including previously unpublished extracts of his diaries and the recollections of members of the Royal Family , Rose goes far beyond the scope of previous biographers in his revelation of George V both as a man and as a king A superbly conceived and written biography, and a work of major historical importance.

  • Hardcover
  • 514
  • King George V
  • Kenneth Rose
  • English
  • 24 December 2017
  • 0394534484

About the Author: Kenneth Rose

King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookKenneth Vivian Rose was a longtime biographer and newspaper columnist Growing up in Yorkshire, he was educated at New College Oxford, with his time there interrupted by service in the Welsh Guards during the Second World War After a period teaching history at Eton, he began writing for the Daily Telegraph in and started his longstanding Albany at Large column in He also wrote several works of nonfiction, most notably King George PDF/EPUB ² an award winning biography of King George V that was published in .



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  1. Suzannah Suzannah says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookWonderfully readable biography of George V Rose s writing style is a little old fashioned, and his handling of some of the less positive aspects of the English monarchy and class system is a littleaccepting than I would be Still, Rose does a great job of capturing his subjects strengths as well as weaknesses.

  2. Monique Monique says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookI really enjoyed Rose s account of King George V s life from his beginnings as a somewhat overlooked boy to a king that brought the loyalty of the middle class and became a symbol of industrious duty to one s country and subjects I also enjoyed the tidbits of stories about the late King that brought a human side to him almost everyone has a preconception of George as an overbearing, mechanical, and harsh father but that was hardly the case when George interacted with his wife and children The I really enjoyed Rose s account of King Geo

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    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookA fascinating book containing SO much information A few topics include childhood, family dynamic, proper attire at court, politics, royal residences, the change of the family name to Windsor, WWI, King Georges cousins Tsar Nicholas of all the Russias who was ultimately killed with his entire family and William II emperor of Germany the dynamic between these three during WWI is fascinating , and an explanation of a Constitutional Monarchy I must admit the political aspect was confusing to A fascinating book containing SO much information A few topics include childhood, family dynamic, proper attire at court, politics, royal residences, the change of the family name to Windsor, WWI, King Georges cousins Tsar Nicholas of all the Russias who was ultimately killed with his entire family and William II emperor of Ge

  4. Grindy Stone Grindy Stone says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookPretty tall order to write a biography of someone who spent his entire professional life as a figurehead, but Kenneth Rose not only pulled it off, he did so in a clever and witty manner The secret to these bios is to put the spotlight on the supporting characters, of which there are several worth reading about in the life of George V.

  5. David David says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookAs with most biographies, I enjoyed reading Kenneth Rose s King George V very much It brought to life a historical figure that because of his standing in life, is generally shrouded not so much in secrecy, but in reverence Mr Rose gave the reader a glimpse of the Sovereign as an actual person, conveying his personality and human feelings and dare I say, his human shortcomings.

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  8. Gordon Kwok Gordon Kwok says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookA quick biography on a very good king Led the Empire through WWI and was the first British monarch to speak to his subjects through the latest technology of his daythe radio He comes off as a very serious man, obsessed with punctuality, hunting and stamp collecting.Fun f

  9. Windsor Windsor says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookA much better book than I thought it would be Learned alot about the turn of the century that I was not aware Getting closer to wanting a book on Victoria, and this book only feeds that desire Like this bookfor being about him and not so much his times, although that is covered as well.

  10. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    King George V PDF/EPUB ê King George PDF/EPUB ² king epub, george kindle, King George free, King George VKing George V eBookKing George V by Kenneth Rose is a fantastically written biography that really takes the reader deep into the public and personal life of King George V The author provides great and well written information regarding every aspect of the King s life, relationships, and reign.

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