Person:Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1)

Facts and Events
Name Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Nov 1841 Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Christening[1] 25 Jan 1842 St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Death[1] 6 May 1910 Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Burial[2] 20 May 1910 St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England


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Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.

The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he served as heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.

As king, Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet and the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War. He re-instituted traditional ceremonies as public displays and broadened the range of people with whom royalty socialised. He fostered good relations between Britain and other European countries, especially France, for which he was popularly called "Peacemaker", but his relationship with his nephew, Kaiser Wilhelm II, was poor. The Edwardian era, which covered Edward's reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including steam turbine propulsion and the rise of socialism. He died in 1910 in the midst of a constitutional crisis that was resolved the following year by the Parliament Act 1911, which restricted the power of the unelected House of Lords.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Edward VII of the United Kingdom, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Edward VII, in Find A Grave.
Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom
William IV

1830-1837
as King of the United Kingdom
Victoria's uncle

Victoria

1837-1901
as Queen of the United Kingdom
and
Empress of India

1876-1901
his mother

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions

and Emperor of India
1901-1910

George V

1910-1927
title changed
King of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions
1927-1936
his son

Edward VIII

1936
his grandson


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