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The Windsors

The Windsors

by Piers Brendon
     
 

Fully revised and updated, an enthralling and revealing biography, coming in 2001 as a four-part TV documentary.

From its foundation in 1917 to the present day, here is the story of The House of Windsor, based on private papers and personal reminiscences from George V to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The authors explain and analyze how the monarchy has

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Fully revised and updated, an enthralling and revealing biography, coming in 2001 as a four-part TV documentary.

From its foundation in 1917 to the present day, here is the story of The House of Windsor, based on private papers and personal reminiscences from George V to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The authors explain and analyze how the monarchy has re-created itself down through the ages, surviving crises like WW1 (when the dynasty changed its German name), the abdication of King Edward VIII, royal divorces and the death of Diana. The authors also explore the crucial role of the press – from the organized silence which surrounded Wallis Simpson to the creation of Diana as a media icon.

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From the Publisher
“The briskest and liveliest Windsor retrospective – as humbug-free and insight-laden as the television series on which it is based.” –Anthony Holden, Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712667975
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
03/27/2001

Meet the Author

Piers Brendon is the author of the acclaimed The Dark Valley. He lives in Cambridge. Phillip Whitehead is a writer and TV producer whose books include The Writing on the Wall and Stalin. He is former chairman of the New Statesman and the Fabian Society. He lives in London.

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