Princes at War

Deborah Cadbury draws on new research, personal accounts from the royal archives, and other never-before-revealed sources to create a dazzling sequel to The King's Speech and tell the true and thrilling drama of Great Britain at war and of ...

Author: Deborah Cadbury

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ISBN: 1610396340

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era--the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V’s sorely unequipped sons: *a stammering King George VI, terrified that the world might discover he was unfit to rule *a dull-witted Prince Henry, who wanted only a quiet life in the army *the too-glamorous Prince George, the Duke of Kent--a reformed hedonist who found new purpose in the RAF and would become the first royal to die in a mysterious plane crash *the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, deemed a Nazi-sympathizer and traitor to his own country--a man who had given it all up for love Princes at War is a riveting portrait of these four very different men miscast by fate, one of whom had to save the monarchy at a moment when kings and princes from across Europe were washing up on England’s shores as the old order was overturned. Scandal and conspiracy swirled around the palace and its courtiers, among them dangerous cousins from across Europe’s royal families, gold-digging American socialite Wallis Simpson, and the King’s Lord Steward, upon whose estate Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess parachuted (seemingly by coincidence) as London burned under the Luftwaffe’s tireless raids. Deborah Cadbury draws on new research, personal accounts from the royal archives, and other never-before-revealed sources to create a dazzling sequel to The King’s Speech and tell the true and thrilling drama of Great Britain at war and of a staggering transformation for its monarchy.
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Princes at War

But this relationship had a darker side, and in 'Princes at War', Deborah Cadbury reveals evidence that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor colluded with Hitler to take back the British throne from Edward's younger brother, King George VI, ...

Author: Deborah Cadbury

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ISBN: 1408845083

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Princes at War takes up the story where the film The King's Speech ended as king and country are plunged into the Second World War and the greatest crisis in modern times
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Royals at War

Through revealing interviews with royal family insiders, friends, aides, historians, royal watchers, and others with intimate knowledge of The House of Windsor, this tell-all book looks back at the events, motives and crises which led to ...

Author: Dylan Howard

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510761195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Reveals Shocking Revelations about Prince Harry, Megan Markle, and the British Royal Family—and the Divisive Rifts Between Them This explosive exposé, Royals at War, takes readers inside a riven Buckingham Palace to provide the definitive account of the unfolding abdication crisis of 2020—dubbed Megxit—during which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, became royal outcasts. Through revealing interviews with royal family insiders, friends, aides, historians, royal watchers, and others with intimate knowledge of The House of Windsor, this tell-all book looks back at the events, motives and crises which led to Harry (sixth in line to the throne) dramatically abandoning his birthright—in a move not seen for nearly a century, when King Edward VIII also gave up the crown for the woman he loved as Europe teetered on the brink of fascism and war. Like Edward and Wallis Simpson, the catalyst for the scandal here is also an ambitious, controversial American woman. Dylan Howard, bestselling author of Diana: Case Solved and Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales, charts how Meghan’s relationship with Harry was viewed as controversial from the start—and how her brief honeymoon with the British public began to sour shortly after she and Harry announced in November 2018 that they would be leaving Kensington Palace to move to Frogmore Cottage, an hour outside London. As senior royals expressed disapproval, the public at first seemed to enjoy the royal spat, with many still supporting Team Meghan—until it emerged that the bill to renovate Frogmore Cottage to Meghan’s lavish expectations would be $3 million . . . and be picked up by British taxpayers. Finally, in a move nobody saw coming, Harry announced he was turning his back on the role he had been groomed for since birth—giving up his HRH title, repaying the renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, abandoning his royal duties, and leaving Britain for good. Buckingham Palace reeled. Howard’s unique access and insight into this constitutional crisis will not only address the tensions and tantrums behind closed palace doors, but seek to answer the questions many are still asking: Has Prince Harry ever really recovered from the death of his mother Diana—and the resentment he feels against the institution that tried to destroy her? Why did Meghan, once hailed as a breath of fresh air, rile up the monarchy? Why did she refuse to conform to royal conventions in the way that Catherine did before her? Did the public and media criticism of Meghan go too far? And just how valid are the accusations of racism? How did these modern royals treat the tabloids differently to tradition? And did it backfire? What next for Harry and Meghan? And how will they—and the institution they’ve turned their back on—react to their new lives outside the confines of the Palace and free from the strict codes and conventions that bind all members of the Royal Family? Caught in a trap by virtue of a life entombed in a gilded cage, Royals at War answers these questions and more . . . and reveals how Harry’s infatuation with Meghan and desire to modernize the monarchy could yet end in disaster for the House of Windsor. Played out against the cataclysm of the British tabloid's laser focus on the duchess’ every movement—for good or ill—this is the true story of Harry and Meghan’s split from the Establishment . . . and perhaps just the beginning of a whole new Monarchy, redefined for the modern age.
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Princes at War

The British Royal Family's Private Battle in the Second World War Deborah Cadbury. Praise for Princes at War 'Meticulous and measured analysis .

Author: Deborah Cadbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408845097

Category: History

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In 1936, the monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era – the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V's sorely unequipped sons: Edward VIII abandoned his throne to marry divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson; Prince Henry preferred the sporting life of a country squire; the glamorous and hedonistic Prince George, Duke of Kent, was considered a wild card; and stammering George VI felt himself woefully unprepared for the demanding role of King. As Hitler's Third Reich tore up the boundaries of Europe and Britain braced itself for war, the new king struggled to manage internal divisions within the royal family. Drawing on many new sources including from the Royal Archives, Princes at War goes behind the palace doors to tell the thrilling drama of Britain at war.
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Port at War

... Its Ordeals and Achievements, During the World War, 1939-1945 Mersey
Docks and Harbour Company, T. J. Buckley ... million who passed through the
port during the war . ical war - time scene at Princes Landing the hospital ship
Orange ...

Author: Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

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ISBN: UIUC:30112057402379

Category: Harbors

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India at War

During 1914-18 the Indian Princes and Ruling Chiefs contributed millions of
pounds as free gifts or subscriptions to the War Loans , and lavishly and
spontaneously placed ships , hospitals , ambulance units , and goods of all kinds
at the ...

Author: Sir George Dunbar

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ISBN: IND:32000011211515

Category: India

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The Indian Empire at War

In most histories of the war, the Tommies, pals and poets have dominated the tales - but what of the war as experienced by their Indian counterparts?

Author: George Morton-Jack

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 1408707705

Category: World War, 1914-1918

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Almost two million volunteers served the Indian army in the Great War, always under British regimental officers, high commanders and staff. 150,000 of them were long-serving pre-war professional soldiers; most of the remainder were wartime recruits, drawn from across South Asia. Half of the Indian soldiers were sent overseas, and those who returned did so with a different outlook on life - for some it lit the spark for Jihad and for even more it led to a desire for Independence. In most histories of the war, the Tommies, pals and poets have dominated the tales - but what of the war as experienced by their Indian counterparts? This remarkable, fresh take on WWI sets this right, telling the Indian army's story of 1914-18 through the voices of the service's officers and ranks, and of the princes, priests, prostitutes and others who encountered them across the continents.
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Renaissance France at War

The rulers of Renaissance France regarded war as hugely important. This book shows why, looking at all aspects of warfare from strategy to its reception, depiction and promotion.

Author: David Potter

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843834052

Category: History

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The rulers of Renaissance France regarded war as hugely important. This book shows why, looking at all aspects of warfare from strategy to its reception, depiction and promotion.
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Europe at War 1600 50

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349162444

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The Era of Discoveries

“If a dispute arises between Princes, why do they not resort to arbiters ** For there
were 'many bishops, many abbots and ... for 'in war, at the best, the fortune of one
side is ruin for the other, and often even the victor weeps too dear a victory'.5 ...

Author: James Brown Scott

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023295076

Category: Derecho internacional público - Historia

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Why the United States is at War

But the general power over the business and policy of foreign affairs and the
decision on final national action in war rests in the Council of the States , the
Bundesrath . The princes , not the people , choose this body , each sovereign in
the ...

Author: Shailer Mathews

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU01594982

Category: World War, 1914-1918

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The Naval Chronicle

This force , which , the Spaniards were given to understand , would remain at
Port Mahon during the winter , excited ... principle of justice , princes at war thus
seize the private property of each other's subjects , in trading to other kingdoms ?

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ISBN: MINN:31951000744055V

Category: Naval art and science

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Contains a general and biographical history of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a variety of original papers on nautical subjects, under the guidance of several literary and professional men.
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey Articles from Tait s Edinburgh magazine Macphail s Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal The Glasgow Atheneum album The North British review and Blackwood s Edinburgh magazine 1847 9

39 condottieri ] ' A professional military leader or captain , who raised a troop ,
and sold his service to states or princes at war ' ( OED ) . 40 ' strike at their faces ,
cavalry , ' ] Pharsalia was the decisive battle of the Roman civil war ( 48 BC ) in ...

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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ISBN: IND:30000096509405

Category: English literature

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The American Neutrality Problem

... we have the common phenomenon of two or more states or princes at war
when other states or princes were at peace . I shall therefore ( old - fashioned as
it may seem to some ) , take war as a base and speak of belligerents and
abstainers ...

Author: Charles Franklin Phillips

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ISBN: UOM:39015026129554

Category: Neutrality

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Calendar of Letters Despatches and State Papers Relating to the Negotiations Between England and Spain 1525 1529

... that kingdom being weak and surrounded by Princes at war with each other (
whether they be the vassals of the Emperor , or his allies , ) will be unable to
resist so fierce an invasion , and France itself , engaged in other wars , will not be
in a ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

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ISBN: UCAL:$B795550

Category: Great Britain

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Arnould on the Law of Marine Insurance and Average

Jenkins , that inasmuch as there was no reasonable probability that Turkey would
allow Greek ships to pass through the Dardanelles again during the war , an
excepted peril , namely , restraint of princes , had prevented the shipowners from
 ...

Author: Sir Joseph Arnould

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ISBN: UVA:35007006887776

Category: Average (Maritime law)

Page: 1820

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Outlines of the History of Architecture Ancient architecture

It must be mentioned also that Fisher found simple brick columns at Nippur . ... ( 6
) Naturalistic : pictorial representation ( in bas - relief ) of the various activities of
kings and princes at war , at the hunt , worshipping , banqueting , etc . , with king
 ...

Author: Rexford Newcomb

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ISBN: WISC:89056269632

Category: Architecture

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New Voyages and Travels

The first three chapters being dedicated to disquisitions concerning the military
and political situation of India at the ... the greater part of which belonged to
princes at war with us , or , at least , at best , but jealous , envious , cold - hearted
 ...

Author: Sir Richard Phillips

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ISBN: SRLF:A0002121531

Category: Voyages and travels

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The Princes and Principality of Wales

When the Romans hammered at their portals , the Celtic land was one of multiple
kings constantly at war with each other , with no central government to co -
ordinate the whole , and in this fact lay their weakness . The Romans exploited to
the ...

Author: Francis Jones

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ISBN: UCAL:B4439070

Category: Great Britain

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Five English Consorts of Foreign Princes

The Dutch were at war with Spain , and Frederic Henry and William were bound
to spend most of their time at the scene of action , so Mary was left alone with
Amelia , who did not fail to expatiate upon her disastrous tidings from England .

Author: Ida Woodward

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ISBN: UCAL:$B679261

Category: Princes

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