Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor (Reprint of the Classic)

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor (Reprint of the Classic)

by Anne Edwards

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The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442236554
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Edition description: Reprint Edition of the Classic
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 472,420
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Anne Edwards, a fastidious researcher and accomplished writer, is the author of several bestselling biographies of notable figures, including film stars Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, and Katharine Hepburn, as well as Margaret Mitchell. Edwards’s autobiography, Leaving Home: A Hollywood Blacklisted Writer’s Years Abroad, was published in 2012. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Customer Reviews

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s rare to encounter a non-fiction book that reads almost like a novel. I felt the characters’ personalities throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AlexTheHunn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a well written biography of Queen Mary. Edwards recounts the events of her life with plenty of interesting anecdotes yet does not fall entirely under the spell of her subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating and balanced account of the royal family framed around Queen Mary. Well written and enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book , I have read so many books on the monarchy but never on this queen. It just saddle End GREs A wonderful book about a great queen .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clearly the author was not fan of the royals. Her implication that it was MARY who was the truly Royal and her husband looked better because of her is ludicrous. Poorly written, and claims made without foot or end notes. Find another, better bio.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago