Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

Stephen Clarke

You are here: Home - Books - Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France


Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France By Stephen Clarke Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyleDespite fierce opposition from his mother Queen Victoria Edward VII was always passionately in love with France He had affairs with

  • Title: Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France
  • Author: Stephen Clarke
  • ISBN: 9781780890340
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France By Stephen Clarke The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyleDespite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans, and can can dancers He spoke French elegantly than English He was the first ever guest to climb the Eiffel Tower with GThe entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyleDespite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans, and can can dancers He spoke French elegantly than English He was the first ever guest to climb the Eiffel Tower with Gustave Eiffel, in defiance of an official English ban on his visit He turned his French seduction skills into the diplomatic prowess that sealed the Entente Cordiale A quintessentially English king Pas du tout Stephen Clarke argues that, as Dirty Bertie, Edward learned all the essentials in life from the French.
    Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France By Stephen Clarke

    • [PDF] » Unlimited ↠ Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France : by Stephen Clarke ✓
      419 Stephen Clarke
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] » Unlimited ↠ Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France : by Stephen Clarke ✓
      Posted by:Stephen Clarke
      Published :2020-02-05T07:07:25+00:00

    One thought on “Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

    1. Hettie on said:

      Littered with inaccuracies and some down right false information Many footnotes simply refer to if you want information, read my other book Extremely prejudice to the point of being offensive especially towards women and Germans Clearly a big fan of Edward VII, so good for the author I don t care about how much he s fanboying The tone is so condescending and this book much like his other one glorifies the English as though they are God s gift on Earth Even the title of this book is wrong, so Ju [...]

    2. Andra Nicoara on said:

      This has probably been one of the most interesting and at the same time fun books I ve read in a while To be honest, I didn t really know much about King Edward VII and I didn t feel a pull of curiosity towards researching him however, this book captivated me and not only did it teach me about him and history, it also made me feel personally close to him and his character Like Stephen Clarke s other books, this one is witty and charming, just like Bertie himself I wholeheartedly recommend this b [...]

    3. Chris Boulton on said:

      Okay, after reading that I m totally a fan of Dirty Bertie, he was cool when you consider the fact he was able to turn, what was effectively, a 50 year teenage rebellion against his parents, into a pretty nifty short reign as King His parents priorities for him was not his thing, he wasn t good with reading, mathematics and all those things that the Victorian period was expecting of their well to do population and they basically looked at him treated him with scorn because of it, add to that, th [...]

    4. Laura Greenwood on said:

      a reader lives a thousand liveTitle Dirty Bertie An English King Made in FranceAuthor Stephen ClarkeFrom NetgalleyGenre Non fiction, Biography Release Date 15th July 2014Challenges COYER Scavenger Hunt, 2015 Netgalley Edelweiss Challenge, 2015 Reading Assignment Links Edward VII Ultimate European diplomat and Parisian to the core Known for his women and his cancan dancers, what is it that makes this English King such a powerful European figure even before his ascent to the throne I don t normall [...]

    5. Brendan on said:

      Written in a self consciously chatty style that contains too many asides and diversions that try far too hard to be witty, this is nonetheless an interesting exploration of the life of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII From the stultifyingly Puritan atmosphere of his childhood and adolescence, through the louche excesses of his frequent trips to Paris and Cannes, and finally to his short but unexpectedly successful reign as King and peacemaker , Bertie comes across as irrespo [...]

    6. Melissa Choi on said:

      If history was taught the way Stephen Clarke writes in Dirty Bertie in school, kids would never fall asleep in history class This thoroughly researched semi biography of Kind Edward VII is a fascinating look into the forces, from his stoic and puritanical upbringing to the seduction of French joie de vivre, that shaped the future king of England and transformed him into one of the greatest diplomats of his time Clarke connects the dots and even paints the precarious picture of the tumultuous and [...]

    7. Gonzaga Escauriaza on said:

      Stephen Clarke tiene mucho xito pero yo no acabo de cogerle el punto.

    8. Karen on said:

      A really enjoyable book made easier by the writing style Stephen Clarke has taken the story of Edward VII or Bertie and made him seem a real human His mother, the formidable Queen Victoria didn t want him to have anything do do with the affairs of state, as she suspected that he would discuss the secrets with his friends over dinner, meaning that any sort of espionage would be blown out of the water.Stephen discusses the reasons behind Bertie s love of France, and whilst he doesn t go into too m [...]

    9. Aishuu on said:

      This is a lot of fun I love history told from interesting POV, and this showed a different POV on Edward VII The author s sense of humor made it a very lively read, although it should be noted that this really doesn t stand alone the author keeps referencing his own 1000 Years of Annoying the French to provide context which I also enjoyed and read first The writing is intimate and is accented with many French phrases, so some minor familiarity with French would help translations were not always [...]

    10. Courtney Reynolds on said:

      Stephen Clarke brings history to life as he turns data into drama Using several sources for legitimacy, Clarke paints a picture of King Edward VII Bertie as an awkward boy turned playboy turned successful sovereign Bertie was an English royal who happened to be a Francophile because of the joie de vivre found in France He could misbehave away from the Victorian reign his mother and in so doing forged political connections that would serve him and his country well later in life The book is an int [...]

    11. Nonethousand Oberrhein on said:

      Being a Prince and a King en fran aisFollowing the success of1000 Years , Clarke continues to delve in Anglo French history to poke some fun at the past of the two countries Here, the semi serious biography of Edward VII is ticklish and guarantees a good time reading it humour spices up an acceptable historical account of the events that surrounded the son of Queen Victoria, and King of England himself, who died just a few years short the First World War.

    12. Kay on said:

      This is a really interesting book about King Edward VII s contact with French society The writer has a far positive view of Edward than many historians However, because his style was set by the Merde books, it seems Stephen Clarke feels he has to be jokey and at times this was grating History doesn t have to be stuffy, but facetious comments detracted from some of the serious points he was making The bibliography also seemed a bit thin it seems he used a few sources extensively, but didn t read [...]

    13. Sandra on said:

      Oh this is history made fun, truly it is This is my favourite type of history book, you learn something, but its never dry and dull Its a real pageturner Fresh interesting and you don t want to put it down People keep talking about Victoria, which is kind of impossible after then 60 years on the throne but I agree that her son meant just as much for British and world history Also its hilarious and who doesn t like a good laugh

    14. Verity W on said:

      An entertaining and amusing look at the life of Edward VII and how Paris shaped his outlook on life It raises some interesting points about his ability as a diplomat and his skill at keeping everyone in his family from falling out It s also not quite as salacious as it might have been yes he had a lot of mistresses and yes the book addresses that, but without going in for gossip and innuendo Except when it s funny of course

    15. Jackie on said:

      This was a very informative and entertaining read on the life of Edward VII and his pleasure loving ways I learned some new facts about the relationship between the French and British like the long held recriminations about Joan of Arc and St Helena and another event in history I had never heard about Fashoda If you like history, you will enjoy reading this book.

    16. Eleanor on said:

      I raced through the first half of the book but struggled with the second half and I don t know why Quite entertaining but the constant footnotes usually a reference to another Stephen Clarke book were annoying.

    17. Jessica on said:

      While I didn t know much about Bertie, this was a great introduction It made me look into a few other books and of course, good old Google to check out various pictures and other back stories.As with history books, there were a few moments of too much or irrelevant writings.

    18. Bernice on said:

      As usual, Stephen Clarke had me bored, intrigued at some times Interesting stuff here and there, with periods of could this please end now.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *