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PART I: PRINCE OF WALES, 1841-190 "Poor Bertie "A Private Student" The Suitor The Bridegroom Marlborough House and Sandringham A Troubled Family Rounds of Pleasure The Prince under Fire A Passage to India Exclusion "Other Ladies" "Inconvenient" Friends and "Ill-bred Children" PART II: KING, 1901-1910 King of the Castle The King at Work The King at Home The King Abroad L'Oncle de L'Europe The King and the Kaiser The Final Months Drawn Blinds

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CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT, 'a pearl of biographers' (New Statesman), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, The English: A Social History, and Cavaliers and Roundheads. He lives in Oxfordshire, UK. HUGH THOMAS is a historian of Spain and of the Spanish Empire, an award-winning author and a member of the House of Lords. He lives in London, UK.


"The writing of history is an exercise in instruction; but that is no reason why it should not also be an exercise in rhetoric, for there is a voluptas to the texture of history that is best conveyed by good writing. Gibbon understood this, so did Macaulay and so did Carlyle in his own crabbed fashion. And so does Christopher Hibbert." --The New York Times

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