George VI: The Dutiful King PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

George VI: The Dutiful King free pdf This is the definitive biography of George VI, the hero of The King's Speech. George VI reigned through taxing times. Acceding to the throne upon his brother's abdication, he was immediately confronted with the turmoil in European politics leading up to the Second World War, then the War itself, followed by a period of austerity, social transformation and loss of Empire. George was unprepared for kingship, suffering from a stammer which could make public occasions very painful for him. Moreover he had grown up in the shadow of his brother, a man who had been idolized as no royal prince has been, before or since. However, as Sarah Bradford shows in this sympathetic biography, although George was not born to be king, he died a great one. "A triumph...Sarah Bradford looks set to inherit Lady Longford's mantle as royal biographer supreme". (Mail on Sunday). "Lucid, convincing and admirably fair...George VI has been fortunate in his biographer". (Philip Ziegler). "Vivid, thorough and enjoyable". (Independent). Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She lives in London and is married to the 8th Viscount Bangor. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria.

About Sarah Bradford

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include CESARE BORGIA (1976), DISRAELI (1982), PRINCESS GRACE (1984), SACHEVERELL SITWELL (1993), ELIZABETH (1996) and AMERICA'S QUEEN (2000). Her next book is the biography of ELIZABETH II, to be published in 2012. Sarah Bradford lives in London.

Details Book

Author : Sarah Bradford
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Data Published : 27 January 2011
ISBN : 0241956099
EAN : 9780241956090
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 704 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews George VI: The Dutiful King



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • America's Queen free pdfAmerica's Queen

    From Sarah Bradford. Britain's best Royal biographer comes America's Queen. the definitive biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - a fascinating account of an extraordinary life..


  • The Queen Mother free pdfThe Queen Mother

    The author of "Deliver Us from Evil" presents the official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI. mother of Queen Elizabeth II..


  • Irina: Ballet, Life and Love free pdfIrina: Ballet, Life and Love

    Choreographer George Balanchine discovered her. Yul Brynner romanced her. She danced for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Adolf Hitler. and Josef Goebbels..


  • The King's Speech free pdfThe King's Speech

    After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce). Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life..


  • The King's Speech free pdfThe King's Speech

    After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce). Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life..


  • George VI: The Dutiful King free pdfGeorge VI: The Dutiful King

    . This is the definitive biography of George VI, the hero of The King's Speech. George VI reigned through taxing times. Acceding to the throne upon his brother's abdication, he was immediately confron