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George VI - 9780241956090

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  • Product code: ADCSF
  • ISBN: 9780241956090
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.0cm x 12.0cm
  • Pages: 704
  • Publish date: 27/01/2011

George VI (Paperback)

George VI - 9780241956090

Sarah Bradford


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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.

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Product Details

  • Product code: ADCSF
  • ISBN: 9780241956090
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.0cm x 12.0cm
  • Pages: 704
  • Publish date: 27/01/2011

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