George V (penguin Monarchs) by David CannadineGeorge V (penguin Monarchs) by David Cannadine

George V (penguin Monarchs)

byDavid Cannadine

Hardcover | December 30, 2014

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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 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 more enjoyable, a masterclass in how to write about Monarchy, that central--if peculiar--pillar of British life.
Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Oxford University and the editor of the National Dictionary of Biography. His major works include The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Ornamentalism, Class in Britain and Mellon: An American Life. He is the general editor of t...
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Title:George V (penguin Monarchs)Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 7.3 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141976896

ISBN - 13:9780141976891

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