George VI : the dutiful king / Philip Ziegler.
- London, England : Allen Lane an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.
- Penguin monarchs.
93 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm.
- George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952.
Kings and rulers.
- If Ethelred was notoriously 'Unready' and Alfred 'Great', King George VI should bear the designation of 'George the Dutiful'. Throughout his life he dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he thought he ought to be doing rather than what he wanted to do. Inarticulate and loathing any sort of public appearances, he accepted that it was his destiny to figure regularly and conspicuously in the public eye, gritted his teeth, largely conquered his crippling stammer and got on with it. He was not born to be king, but he made an admirable one, and was the figurehead of the nation at the time of its greatest trial, during the Second World War. This is an enjoyable book about him.
- Machine generated contents note: GEORGE VI
2. Duke of York
4. Becoming the King
5. The King at War
6. The Final Years.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-90) and index.
- Other format:
- Ebook version
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