Portrait of Edward VII, H. R. H. the Prince of Wales (1841-1910), during the accession of the throne. 22 Jan. 1901.


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1901. Original photograph, carte de visite, albumen print, 10 x 6,5 cm. - Photographer: Arthur J. Melhuish, 12 York Place, Portman Square, London. Edward VII (9 November 1841 - 6 May 1910) was the King of the United Kingdom from 1901 to 1910, which is called the Edwardian period. He was the only British ruler whose royal house was called the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed to Windsor by his son, George V of the United Kingdom in 1917 and is still used today. Edward was born Albert Edward and was the oldest son of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. He was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne for longer than any other person. His mother reigned for 63 years and Edward was 59 years old when he became King. In his younger years as Prince of Wales, he was known as a playboy and popularized many trends in fashion. He was married to Alexandra of Denmark, but had many mistresses. Edward only ruled as King for nine years but made a lasting impression. He became increasingly popular with his people and minister and was credited as the 'peacemaker' for his work in mantaining world stability at a time when War seemed to be looming. He died at the age of 68 in 1910. Four years later the peace he worked so hard to keep was broken with the declaration of the First World War (1914-1918). KEYWORDS:united kingdom/photo. Bookseller Inventory # 58488

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