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An enjoyable read but ...
on 4 December 2012
I wouldn't use this to settle any bets. At one point Long describes Edward VIII as the first bachelor to inherit the throne since William II, 850 years earlier. Seriously? How about Richard I, Henry III, Edward IV, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Charles II, George III? And those are just off the top of my head. Maybe he means the only ones to spend their whole reign as bachelors, but that's not what he says and, even then, he's forgetting Edward VI.
It's ideal for reading on the Kindle app on my phone on the tube.