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George VI: the dutiful king

George VI: the dutiful king

Ziegler, Philip, author

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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published UK: Penguin Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Philip Ziegler
ISBN: 0141987472, 9780141987477
Note: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2014.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 93 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm.
Series: Penguin monarchs. The House of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and Windsor
Subject: Biography.; George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952.; Great Britain History George VI, 1936-1952.; Great Britain Kings and rulers Biography.
Series Title: Penguin monarchs. The House of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and Windsor.