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Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II - Philip Eade
Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II
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"Rich in drama and tragedy" (The Guardian), here is a mesmerizing account of the extraordinary formative years of the man married to the most famous woman in the world Before he met the young girl who became Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip had a tumultuous upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi... show more
"Rich in drama and tragedy" (The Guardian), here is a mesmerizing account of the extraordinary formative years of the man married to the most famous woman in the world Before he met the young girl who became Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip had a tumultuous upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and Britain. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was born deaf; she was committed to a psychiatric clinic when Philip was eight. His father, Prince Andrew of Greece, already traumatized by his exile from his home country, promptly shut up the family home and went off to live with his mistress, effectively leaving his young son an orphan.Remarkably, Philip emerged from his difficult childhood a character of singular vitality and dash—self-confident, opinionated, and devastatingly handsome. Girls fell at his feet, and the princess who would become his wife was smitten from the age of thirteen. Yet alongside his considerable charm and intelligence, the young prince was also prone to volcanic outbursts, which would have profound consequences for his family and the future of the monarchy.In this authoritative and wonderfully compelling book, acclaimed biographer Philip Eade brings to vivid life the storm-tossed early years of one of the most fascinating and mysterious members of the royal family.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781250013637 (1250013631)
ASIN: 1250013631
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II
An interesting look into the life of Prince Philip. Very enjoyable and not dry like some nonfiction can be.
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