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George V : never a dull moment / Jane Ridley.

Ridley, Jane, (author.).


"From one of the most beloved and distinguished historians of the British monarchy, here is a lively, intimately detailed biography of a long-overlooked king who reimagined the Crown in the aftermath of World War I and whose marriage to the regal Queen Mary was an epic partnership"-- Provided by publisher.
King George V reigned over the British Empire from 1910 to 1936. As a young man George seemed uninspired, but his reign was immensely consequential. He faced a constitutional crisis, the First World War, the fall of thirteen European monarchies and the rise of Bolshevism. He reinvented the British monarchy, allowing it to survive and thrive when its very existence seemed doomed. The status of the British monarchy today, Ridley argues, is due in large part to him. She shows how George V managed to steer the crown through so many perils, and that Queen Mary played a pivotal role in the reign as well as being an important figure in her own right. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780062567499
  • ISBN: 0062567497
  • Physical Description: 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-524) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface : In search of George -- Second son 1865-1892 -- Duke of York 1893-1901 -- Prince of Wales 1901-1910 -- Pre-war 1910-1914 -- War 1914-1918 -- Post-war 1919-1927 -- Home straight 1928-1936 -- Conclusion.
Subject: George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936.
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936.
Kings and rulers.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Great Britain > History > George V, 1910-1936.
Great Britain.
Genre: Biography.

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