King Edward VII

Standard Name: Edward VII, King
Used Form: Edward Prince of Wales
Used Form: Edward Albert
Used Form: Albert Edward, Prince of Wales


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Birth Carola Oman
CO was born in Oxford, the middle child in a family of three, during a visit to Oxford by the Prince of Wales .
Oman, Carola. An Oxford Childhood. Hodder and Stoughton, 1976.
Cultural formation Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Born Scottish, with some Irish forebears, the young Conan Doyle (later SACD ) was somewhat precariously placed in the British middle class, living in comparative poverty but supported through a privileged education by richer relations...
Dedications Florence Dixie
The journey was undertaken with the intention of writing about it. The book appeared with a dedication, by permission, to the Prince of Wales .
Roberts, Brian. The Mad Bad Line. Hamish Hamilton, 1981.
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Brett
DB 's father, Reginald Baliol Brett , became the second Viscount Esher after his father 's death in 1899. In his capacity as a peer and courtier, Reginald Regy Brett wore distinguished hats after being...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
VT 's mother, Alice Frederica (Edmonstone) Keppel , was born in 1869 to Mary Elizabeth (Parsons) and William Edmonstone at Duntreath Castle near Loch Lomond, Scotland.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo, 1997.
Alice married George Keppel in 1891, but...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
Later in life especially, Trefusis liked to whisper to friends that she was really the daughter of Edward VII , whom she and her sister called Grandpapa and Kingy Gateau as children.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo, 1997.
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Family and Intimate relationships Florence Dixie
FD 's second son, Albert Edward Wolston Beaumont Dixie , was born: the future King Edward VII , still Prince of Wales, stood godfather to him.
Roberts, Brian. The Mad Bad Line. Hamish Hamilton, 1981.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
Mrs Keppel was a wealthy woman, both as Edward VII 's former mistress and because by 1918 her own speculations yielded more than £20,000 a year. This gave her an advantage in her goal of...
Family and Intimate relationships Alice Meynell
AM 's sister Elizabeth , later Lady Butler, became a well-known painter. She earned high praise for her depiction of a battle scene in The Roll Call, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1874...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
QV gave birth to her second child, the heir to the throne, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales .
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press, 1996.
Family and Intimate relationships Elma Napier
The game in question occurred at Wilson's home in September 1890. The Prince of Wales had been in attendance, and was called to testify against EN 's father. The guilty verdict is often attributed to...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
The Prince of Wales, and heir to the throne of Britain, Edward Albert , married Princess Alexandra of Denmark .
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press, 1996.
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
Commonly referred to as Bertie, he became in due course King Edward VII . Prince Albert purposely broke with the tradition of inviting the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord President of the Council...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
The Prince of Wales was in this year seriously ill with typhoid.
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press, 1996.
Family and Intimate relationships Pam Gems
PG 's mother, Elsie (Annetts) Price , and her two widowed grandmothers brought her up.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Elsie, who had worked as servant to one of Edward VII 's mistresses, was familiar with wealth, though not with...


From May 1851
At the Great Exhibition, Bax and Company exhibited their newly invented waterproof, flexible, breathable fabric called Aquascutum.
By royal command, photographer Francis Bedford attended the Prince of Wales on his trip to the Near East.
May 1877
Lillie Langtry , aged twenty-four, made her entrance into London society at a dinner party; she soon became a famous professional beauty.
By 24 December 1881
Lillie Langtry became the first English society woman to appear professionally on the stage when she played Kate Hardcastle in Goldsmith 's She Stoops to Conquer at the Haymarket Theatre , London.
21 April 1883
The Royal College of Music was founded in London.
Augustus Harris rented Covent Garden opera house, where he instigated many changes. Most notably, French and German operas were performed in their original language for the first time at that venue.
18 December 1890
London's City and South London line became the world's first electric underground railway and the first to supply electricity to locomotives by means of a third rail.
The Daimler Company of Stuttgart opened a factory in England at Coventry. It manufactured patented French and German cars.
22 January 1901
Edward VII assumed the throne on the death of his mother, Queen Victoria .
19 July 1904
King Edward VII laid the foundation stone for Liverpool Cathedral, built to the designs of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott .
18 November 1905
King Edward VII 's daughter Queen Maud became Norway's first queen in the year that that country gained its independence from Sweden and her husband accepted election to its throne as Haakon VII .
26 June 1909
Edward VII opened the Victoria and Albert Museum , South Kensington, London.
January 1910
A general election was fought in Britain on the issue of Lloyd George 's people's budget of the previous year: the combined Conservative and [Ulster] Unionist Parties came in only two votes behind the Liberals
6 May 1910
King Edward VII died, and George V assumed the throne; Virginia Woolf dated a section of The Years from the old king's death.