Edward vii penguin monarchs by richard davenport hines 9780241014806 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Cnut penguin monarchs english hardback ryan lavelle cnut or canute is one of the great what ifs of english history the dane who became king of england after a long period of viking attacks and settlement his reign could have permanently shifted 11th century englands rule to scandinavia. Edward vii the cosmopolitan king richard davenport hines this recent addition to the penguin monarchs series is written with terrific verve and humour as usual the author is perfectly suited to his subject davenport hiness fascination with social behaviour and how people connect and his impatience with hypocrisy and cant enable . Edward vii the cosmopolitan king by richard davenport hines is filled with fascinating details about the kings life including his enthusiasm for games he had a bowling alley installed at the marlborough club and popularity across europe there is still a park named for the king in lisbon portugual davenport hines captures the atmosphere . Get this from a library edward vii the cosmopolitan king r p t davenport hines like his mother queen victoria edward vii defined an era both reflected the personalities of their central figures hers grand imperial and pretty stiff his no less grand but much more relaxed
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