Edward VII: A Portrait

 
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A biography of King Edward VII by the author of "Africa Explored". "Destruction of Lord Raglan", "Great Mutiny: India 1857", "London: A Biography of a City", "The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I" and "Rome: A Biography of City".

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"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"

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"

"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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A riveting biography that vividly captures the life and times of the last Victorian king.

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