King Edward VII

Date of birth / Date established
09 Nov 1841
Date of death / Date closed
06 May 1910
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Place of death / Place closed
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"Edward VII was brought up strictly under a very rigorous educational regime by his parents, who had unrealistic expectations of his abilities.
During his mother's reign, he undertook public duties (including working on Royal Commissions in the field of social issues), but he was excluded by his mother from acting as her deputy until 1898.
Edward was 59 when he became king, having been heir apparent for longer than anyone else in British history. Criticised for his social life, Edward's main interests lay in foreign affairs, and military and naval matters. Fluent in French and German, Edward made a number of visits abroad (in 1904, he visited France - a visit which helped to create the atmosphere which made the subsequent Anglo-French entente cordiale possible); he was related to nearly every Continental sovereign and came to be known as the 'Uncle of Europe'. "


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