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  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987477
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $24.00

George VI (Penguin Monarchs)

The Dutiful King




The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'He was George the Dutiful. He was a good King; more important than that, he was a good man'

Inarticulate and loathing the limelight, George VI nevertheless accepted that it was his destiny to be in the public eye, gritted his teeth, battled his crippling stammer and got on with it, becoming the figurehead of the nation during the Second World War. This is a brilliant, touching and sometimes funny book about the reluctant public figure, and the private man.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987477
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Philip Ziegler

Philip Ziegler is one of Britain's finest biographers. His previous subjects have included Diana Cooper, Mountbatten, Edward VIII, Harold Wilson and Osbert Sitwell. He is a historian of the Black Death and has also written London at War, the history of the Blitz, and Soldiers, which was based on interviews with Chelsea Pensioners.
Philip Ziegler was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford, where he gained first class honours in Jurisprudence. He then joined the Diplomatic Service and served in Vientiane, Paris, Pretoria and Bogota before resigning to join the publishers William Collins, where he was editorial director for over fifteen years.

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