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The House Of Windsor

(A Royal History of England #6)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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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Erin
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: royals
Thanks to Goodreads having the column of page count on its list, I've been trying to get the smaller books off my to-read list. It has helped find books that were youth or coffee table type books. Most are surprises, as I don't remember why certain books have made it to my to-read lists. I have no idea how this ended up on the to-read list. I think it got added with the Hanover's book as it is the same series. A fact I did not know until I went to write this review and found the series in the ...more
Craig
Nov 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 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.
Mary Ronan Drew
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.

2011 No 190
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.
Nancy
Apr 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brief overview. Not what I'm looking for right now.
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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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