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George V: The Unexpected King

George V The Unexpected King For a man with such conventional tastes and views George V had a revolutionary impact Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII inventing the moder

  • Title: George V: The Unexpected King
  • Author: David Cannadine
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • For a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances, family values and duty George V was an effective war leader and inventor of the House of Windsor In an era oFor a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances, family values and duty George V was an effective war leader and inventor of the House of Windsor In an era of ever greater media coverage frequently filmed and initiating the British Empire Christmas broadcast George became for 25 years a universally recognised figure He was also the only British monarch to take his role as Emperor of India seriously While his great rivals Tsar Nicolas and Kaiser Wilhelm ended their reigns in catastrophe, he plodded on.David Cannadine s sparkling account of his reign could not be enjoyable, a masterclass in how to write about Monarchy, that central if peculiar pillar of British life.

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    About "David Cannadine"

    1. David Cannadine

      Sir David Cannadine FBA FRSL FSA FRHistS is a British author and historian, who specialises in modern history and the history of business and philanthropy.

    433 Comments

    1. George V: The Unexpected King is the best of the biographies of 20th century monarchs in the series. David Cannadine strikes the right balance between the King's personal life and political views and presents his reign as a turning point when the royal family turned their personal attention from the extended family of European monarchs to the wider British Empire. George's decision to deny asylum to his cousin, Czar Nicholas II in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, which had tragic consequ [...]


    2. A very well-written and insightful look at George V. Cannadine provides helpful context and analysis making this more than just a short biography.


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