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The Windsors
About the book
  • Published: 4 May 2001
  • ISBN: 9780712667975
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $30.00

The Windsors

A Dynasty Revealed


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A compelling and revelatory biography of the royal family.

Enthralling and revealing biography of the royal family, based on research done for a tv documentary, telling the story of the House of Windsor from its foundation in 1917 to the present day.
Drawing on private papers and personal reminiscences which extend from George V to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the authors explain how the monarchy has re-created itself down the ages. Its power to survive crises like the First World War (when the dynasty changed its German name), the abdication of Edward VIII, royal divorces and the death of Diana, is analysed in depth for the first time. So is the use of glittering ceremonies like coronations, jubilees and royal marriages, we well as 'invented traditions' like the investiture of Prince Charles at Caernarvon.

  • Pub date: 4 May 2001
  • ISBN: 9780712667975
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Authors

Piers Brendon

Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the best-selling Eminent Edwardians; The Windsors; The Dark Valley; The Hawker of Morwenstow; the highly acclaimed The Decline and Fall of the British Empire and, most recently, Eminent Elizabethans. He also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press. Formerly Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, he is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


Praise for The Windsors

“The briskest and liveliest Windsor retrospective... as humbig-free and insight-laden as the television series on which it is based.”

Anthony Holden, Sunday Times


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