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Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor (Reprint of the Classic)
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor (Reprint of the Classic) | Anne Edwards
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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.
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CoverToCoverGirl
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What a fascinating Grand Dame! What a fantastically done biography, literally couldn‘t stop listening. Her stoicism certainly carried her through many interesting and tragic historical events. 5🌟+, it really is just that good!

#Biographies
#CJW

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CoverToCoverGirl
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1. Tagged and Vimy
2. Underground Railroad
3. The Last Hours & The Turn Of Midnight

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sblbooks
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#NFNov Documentary #3 finished.⭐⭐⭐⭐
I enjoyed this on YouTube last night.
#TIL John was the youngest child of George V and Princess Mary. The uncle of the current monarch Elizabeth II. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 4 only lived to be 13 years old.
@Clwojick @rsteve388

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Kpulver
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This book filled in so many of the previous Questions I had about the Windsors.

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MotherOfGriffins
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This is a lovely, in depth biography. I didn't know very much about Queen Mary going in, but I got a full overview of her life with this book. It was very informative, impartial, and well researched. I very much enjoyed this book. My respect and admiration for Queen Mary has increased tenfold.

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This is the best written of the Royal biographies I've read. Understanding Queen Mary is vital to understanding Queen Elizabeth's rather staid, dutiful persona. Partially inherited from, partially modeled after her grandma. But Queen Mary's mother, Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-97), was the real character. Perpetually in debt, yet generous with charities, and apparently a lot of fun. I wish somebody would write HER biography. #royals

LeahBergen Ooo. Need. 3y
ValerieAndBooks Looks awesome! 3y
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