Person:Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1)

     
Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Facts and Events
Name Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Nov 1841 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandBuckingham Palace
Christening[1] 25 Jan 1842 Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandSt. George's Chapel
Marriage Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandSt. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
to Alexandra of Denmark
Death[1] 6 May 1910 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandBuckingham Palace
Burial[2] 20 May 1910 Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandSt. George's Chapel
Reference Number? Q20875?


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

The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. He was heir apparent to the British throne and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. He was heir presumptive to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha until before his marriage he renounced his right to the duchy, which then devolved to his younger brother Alfred. 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 despite public approval 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 reinstituted 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, the German Emperor 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.
  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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