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William IV (Penguin Monarchs) - A King at Sea (Hardcover): Roger Knight
William IV (Penguin Monarchs) - A King at Sea (Hardcover): Roger Knight

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William IV (Penguin Monarchs) - A King at Sea (Hardcover)

Roger Knight

Series: Penguin Monarchs

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William IV, the 'Sailor King', reigned for just seven years. Rash and impetuous as a young man, he was sent to join the navy by his father, George III, to bring him to order, but he was overpromoted at an early age and saw his years of active service marked by a series of calamities. He was also notorious for his mounting debts and his long relationship with the actress Mrs Jordan, with whom he had ten children.Yet, as Roger Knight, one of Britain's foremost naval historians, shows in this concise and perceptive biography, William's bluff, unpolished sailor's manner made him popular with the people. Inheriting the throne amid strikes, riots and the push for parliamentary reform, he helped see the country through the great constitutional crisis of the era. Despite his many flaws, he was perhaps a better king than sailor, leaving the monarchy in a healthier state than when he found it, and enabling the smooth succession of his niece, Victoria.

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Imprint: Allen Lane
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Penguin Monarchs
Release date: August 2015
Authors: Roger Knight
Dimensions: 186 x 127 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-197720-1
Barcode: 9780141977201
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
LSN: 0-14-197720-5

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