A Century Of Royalty by Edward WestA Century Of Royalty by Edward West

A Century Of Royalty

byEdward West

Hardcover | April 22, 2014

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The British royal family has endured remarkably in a remarkable, tumultuous century from 1910-2010 when many of the crown heads of Europe faced revolution and exile. Through a constitutional crisis, abdication, divorces, tragic deaths and unseemly scandals, the British royal family has shown an instinct for survival, tapping into the pulse of public sentiment, making necessary adjustments, modernizing and reinventing itself to remain the respected, admired and beloved symbol of British history and heritage.

This book chronicles a century of British royalty and features the story a nation witnessed as a compelling family saga of tragedy, fallibility and triumph like no other: the abdication of Edward VIII to be with the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson; the now-commonplace royal infidelities and divorces and the public backlash and eventual recovery of public sympathy for Queen Elizabeth II following the death of Princess Diana. Through it all, the dutiful dedication to crown and country, unblinking stoicism, and absolute resolve of Queen Elizabeth II has guided the nation for five decades, culminating in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations where Britain put on display the pomp and splendor which are the envy of the world.  The book also uniquely captures the streetview of how the people responded to news of and from the royals from spontaneous celebrations in pubs to a gathering around radios and televisions in times of trouble. This collection takes you into the moment as it happened and is the most intimately revealing photographic study of the British monarchy as a family, and as an extended family in its relationship with its subjects.

Ed West is a writer and expert on the British Royal family, he lives in Great Britain.
Title:A Century Of RoyaltyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 5.8 × 5.73 × 0.6 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074781273X

ISBN - 13:9780747812739


Table of Contents


Edward VII's Funeral 1910; George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II 1913; The First World War 1916; The Prince of Wales Visiting Curran Munitions Works 1918

King George V Tries Bricklaying 1920; The Young Princes 1924; Arrival of Princess Elizabeth 1926

Princess Elizabeth with Grandparents 1932; George V's Funeral 1936; Abdication Crisis 1936; People Queue for Abdication Speech Recording 1936; Awaiting the Coronation 1937; The King and Queen Visit the Poor 1939; The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Wartime Uniform c. 1939-45

Kind George and Elizabeth Visit Sheffield 1941; Elizabeth the Mechanic 1945; Prince Philipthe Night Before his Wedding 1947; The Royal Wedding 1947

Prince Charles with Grandfather George VI 1951; George VI Waves Goodbye to His Daughter 1952; The Coronation 1953; The Coronation: A Street Party 1953; Ava Gardner Meets the Queen 1955

Princess Margaret with the Beatles 1963; Bobby Moore Introduces the Queen to the England team 1966; The Aberfan Disaster 1966; The Family at Windsor Castle 1968; Charles Becomes Prince of Wales 1969

Prince Philip and the Queen in Fiji 1977; The Queen's First Grandchild, Peter Phillips 1977; Lord Mountbatten's Funeral 1979

Charles and Diana in Love 1981; The Queen Laughing, with Charles and Diana in 1982; Prince Andrew Returns from the Falklands 1982; Charles, Diana and William 1982; The Queen with Ronald and Nancy Reagan 1983; Charles and Diana with Baby Harry 1984; The Queen at Epsom Derby 1988; The Queen Mother's Birthday 1989

The Royal Cousins 1990; Diana at the Taj Mahal 1992; Windsor Castle Fire 1992; Diana's Campaign Against Landmines 1997; Diana's Funeral 1997

Charles, William and Harry 2002; Marriage of Charles and Camilla 2005; Soldier Harry Being Inspected by the Queen 2006; William and Kate Just Wed 2011; William, Kate and Baby George 2013