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George VI Paperback – 29 Mar 2012
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Authoritative, readable, entertaining … half the length of the official Life and twice as readable … Professor Judd tells the story with a frankness and objectivity and his book ends so movingly that one needs a few moments to recover. --Brian Masters, Evening Standard
Professor Judd s book is clear-eyed and refreshingly unsycophantic. --Sunday Express
King George VI is dealt with sensibly and sympathetically … by Denis Judd in a very English way. --Asa Briggs, The Guardian
About the Author
Denis Judd is Professor of British Imperial and Commonwealth History at New York University in London. His books include Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present; The Lion and the Tiger: The Rise and Fall of the British Raj; Balfour and the British Empire; Radical Joe: A Life of Joseph Chamberlain; The Victorian Empire; Palmerston; George V; Prince Philip; The House of Windsor and The Boer War. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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Albert, nicknamed Bertie, who became King George VI, had to overcome many obstacles in his life, including speech impediment. Most of his life, he was under the shadow of his more famous and popular brother Edward VIII. Nonetheless, he was a good husband, great father, and did what he was suppose to do diligently.
This book is a good read on his life.
I really admire him as a ruler and can see his influence on his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II
Smoked and worked himself to death.
explains a lot of the interaction of the royal family during the abdication
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