A Dynasty Revealed
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.
“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