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Matriarch Audiobook

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor

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The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor.

©1984 Anne Edwards (P)2017 Tantor

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"A magnificent portrayal of majesty...Edwards depicts the whole panorama, from pageantry and protocol to small private detail, with superb narrative finesse, psychological insight, and impressively far-ranging and scrupulous research." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Simone 05-08-17
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    I’m two thirds of the way in, and I can already say I will want to read this book again someday… so much new information!

    I have read and seen and listened to many many biographies and documentaries about the British Royal Family, the Windsor’s in particular, yet there was surprisingly little on George V and Queen Mary.

    This was a great find.

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