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date: 17 October 2019

Edward VII (1841–1910) 

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
 Market House Books Market House Books

King of the United Kingdom (1901–10) – a short and relatively uneventful reign.Eldest son of Queen Victoria, he was created Prince of Wales shortly after his birth. In his youth he became leader of the so-called ‘Marlborough House set’, a fashionable and pleasure-loving group of friends who met at his London home. The prince's early indiscretions undermined the Queen's confidence in him, and he was excluded from all political responsibility – for instance, he never saw a cabinet paper until ... ...

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