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The House of Windsor (A Royal History of England #6)

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The House of Windsor has undergone profound changes since its inception in 1917. Their tenure has seen two world wars, an abdication, and undreamed-of social change, but still the monarchy prevails. Andrew Roberts traces their history to the tragic death of the Princess of Wales and its aftermath.

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Paperback, 104 pages
Published November 29th 2000 by University of California Press (first published November 6th 2000)
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Craig
Nov 10, 2010 Craig rated it really liked it
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A good discussion of the Kings and Queen of the House of Windsor from 1910 through 2010. Due to England's desire to disassociate itself from Germany in 1917 at the end of WWI (Hanover being of Germanic origin), the Royal Family (King George V) changed the family line from Hanover to Windsor. George V succeeded as King in 1910 and was followed by his son Edward VIII (who abdicated due to his marriage to Mrs. Simpson - she being an American twice divorced), then by his son George VI who died in ...more
Anita
Sep 05, 2013 Anita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the book I was hoping to read about the Windsor family. It has its value as it provides more information that Wikipedia, just for that is worth reading. However, I wanted more historical facts and less cheering about the family. The author took its time to show his admiration for the individuals which, from my point of view, took away some objectivity.
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From the publisher: The House of Windsor has undergone profound changes since its inception in 1917. Their tenure has seen two world wars, an abdication, and undreamed-of social change, but still the monarchy prevails. Andrew Roberts traces their history to the tragic death of the Princess of Wales and its aftermath.

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Beth Bedee
This is a very short overview of the Windsors. It's good if you're interested in the Royal family and want a more in-depth story than Wikipedia provides or as a launch pad for further, more in-depth research.
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Dr Andrew Roberts, who was born in 1963, took a first class honours degree in Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, from where he is an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He has written or edited twelve books, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world. Based in New York, he is an accomplished public speaker, and is represented by ...more
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A Royal History of England (6 books)
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Wars of the Roses
  • The Tudors
  • The Stuarts
  • The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

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