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His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII: Biography: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

by Marie Belloc Lowndes

This incredible biography gives us a deep insight into to life of the royal family during the greatest era in British History!
Edward VII (1841-1910), the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he was heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but despite public approval his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.
Content:
An Appreciation
Birth and Early Years
The King’s Boyhood
Oxford, Cambridge, and the Curragh
The King’s Visit to Canada and the United States
Death of the Prince Consortâ??Tour in the East
The Wedding of King Edward and Queen Alexandra
Early Married Life
Their Majesties’ Tour in Egypt and the Mediterranean
The Franco-Prussian Warâ??The King’s Illness
1873-1875
The King’s Tour in India
Quiet Years of Public Work, 1876-1887â??Visit to Irelandâ??Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee
Silver Wedding of King Edward and Queen Alexandraâ??Engagement and Marriage of Princess Louise
The Baccarat Caseâ??Birth of Lady Alexandra Duffâ??The King’s Fiftieth Birthdayâ??Illness of Prince George
The Duke of Clarence and Avondale
Chapter XVII. The Housing of the Working Classesâ??Marriage of Prince Georgeâ??The Diamond Jubileeâ??Death of the Duchess of Teck
Later Yearsâ??A Serious Accident to the Kingâ??Gradual Recoveryâ??The Attempt on the King’s Life
The King as a Country Squire
The King in London
The King and State Policy
The King and the Services
The King and Freemasonry
The King as a Philanthropist
The King as a Sportsman
Death of Queen Victoriaâ??The King’s Accession



Ancestors on Facebook

by Leslie Anne Perry

In 2017, I decided I would reflect on the lives of some of my ancestors through a series of fourteen posts on the social media website Facebook. Most of the posts were made on the selected ancestor’s birthday. The sections of this book replicate those Facebook posts with a few slight modifications. Also, in some of the sections additional information from various sources has been added. The book includes thirteen vintage photographs and three graphics. Note: this e-book was created in a “fixed layout” format. As a result, the print is rather small and may be difficult to read on some devices.



The Cost of Our Lives

by Linda González

When Linda González is sixteen, her father’s son from México appears at the front door of her Southern California home. Before that moment, neither Linda nor her siblings knew their father had another child.

Linda’s family portrait slowly shatters over the next years as she discovers her father had a wife and she had two sisters as well. She realizes her very existence is because her father abandoned his first family. With startling candor, Linda relates her parents’ separate journeys to Los Angeles and the life they created in the white suburbs.

Additional family secrets unfold amid Linda’s attempts to silence the echoes of her cultural losses with political work and a lesbian identity. Her memoir is a powerful examination of how childhood identities can endure into adulthood, along with suffering that lingers decades after events have passed.

González’ fluid language, a smooth blend of English and Spanish, reveals a sweeping journey over several decades. Secrets are unveiled and relationships forged and dissolved, often through painful and illuminating encounters with family on both sides of the Rio Grande.

A beautiful, poignant story of families uniting across physical and emotional borders.



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