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The Windsors By Piers Brendon

The Windsors

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A biography of the British royal family, this book tells the story of the House of Windsor from its foundations in 1917 to the turn of the new century. The book shows how the monarchy has recreated itself down the ages, and looks at the role of the media.

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The Windsors: A Dynasty Revealed by Piers Brendon

A biography of the British royal family, based on research for a TV documentary of the same name. It tells the story of the House of Windsor from its foundations in 1917 to the turn of the new century. Drawing on private and personal reminiscences from George V to Prince Charles, the book shows how the monarchy has recreated itself down the ages. It looks at the power the family had to survive crises like World War I, the abdication of Edward VIII, royal divorces and the death of Princess Diana. There is also an examination of the role of the media, and their part in creating regal matriachs like Queen Mary and the Queen Mother to the creation of Princess Diana as a popular icon.

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"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"

About Piers Brendon


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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GOR001171407
The Windsors: A Dynasty Revealed by Piers Brendon
Piers Brendon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-12-07
320
0712667970
9780712667975
N/A
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