William IV Penguin Monarchs Reader ì 112 pages ´ Dogsalonbristol

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William IV Penguin Monarchs Reader ì 112 pages ´ Dogsalonbristol ´ [Reading] ➸ William IV Penguin Monarchs By R.J.B. Knight – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk 'He had brought nothing but trouble to the navy how would he fare as King?'Known as the 'Sailor King' William IV was sent to join the navy by hisIscipline him but instead became notorious for his calamitous years of service his debts and his relationship with the actress Mrs Jordan Yet as Roger Knight Yes according to this book and many others I would imagine William was a bit of a disaster He was a pugnacious youth he was promoted in the Navy to a degree that was far beyond his capabilities and William had very poor leadership indeed social skills However despite all of this you can't help but like the man As a king he was very much 'his own person' and seemed perfectly well aware of his shortcomings as well as his strengths And of course he eventually passed the electoral reforms that the country was crying out for a considerable featImportantly he paved the way for the glories of the Victoria's reign which he helped enable by reversing many of the excesses of his brother's reign A very well written book and an excellent introduction to a lesser known British monarch Of course as with all books in this series the presentation and designartwork are outstanding

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'He had brought nothing but trouble to the navy how would he fare as King?'Known as the 'Sailor King' William IV was sent to join the navy by his father to d William IV is very interesting He's treated like a footnote between George IV's reign and the oncoming of Victoria I never really knew much about him but he's an interesting man This book focused on his naval career or his interest in the navy at least but I'd definitely look for a longer book about him in the future

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William IV Penguin Monarchs's biography shows William also helped see the country through the great constitutional crisis of its age enabling the smooth succession of his niece Victori A good overview of William IV's life and reign Knight is critical of William's career as a naval officer but concludes that he was a success as king because he was willing to listen to advice There is some good analysis of William's personal life as well Knight praises William's longtime mistress Dora Jordan as remarkable and openhearted but has a mixed view of ueen Adelaide who helped William get his finances under control but opposed political reform I would have been interested to read about William's relationship with his ten children with Dora Jordan and his travels in British North America and the Caribbean The book includes a wide range of suggestions for further reading

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