Edward VII of the United Kingdom

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King Edward VII

Edward VII (November 9, 1841 – May 6, 1910) was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He was Prince of Wales for 59 years, longer than any other. Known as "The Peacemaker", Edward tried to stop arguments between other foreign rulers (particularly his nephews, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany). He was kept out of politics during his mother's reign, but was skilled in foreign affairs.

Sourced quotes

  • "I thought everyone must know that a short jacket is always worn with a silk hat at a private view in the morning."[1]
    • To his secretary, Frederick Ponsonby, after Ponsonby suggested going with Edward in a tailcoat.
Simple: I thought everyone knew that we wear short jackets when we meet in the morning privately.
  • "The conduct of the Prussians and the Austrians is really quite scandalous."[2]
Simple: The behaviour of the Prussians and the Austrians is dishonest.
  • "William the Great needs to learn that he is living at the end of the nineteenth century and not in the Middle Ages."[2]
Simple: William the Great needs to learn that he is living at the end of the nineteenth century and not in the Middle Ages.

Notes

  1. Magnus, ch. 19
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matthew, H. C. G., Edward VII (1841–1910), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2008 accessed 20 Nov 2008

References

  • Magnus, Philip (1964). King Edward The Seventh. Michigan: University of Michigan. 
  • Matthew, H. C. G, Edward VII (1841–1910), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2008 accessed 20 Nov 2008

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