Edward VII – Introduction

Born Albert Edward in 1841, it would be 60 years before Edward VII assumed his title as King, following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. With his reign beginning in the middle of the Second Boer War, and following what had been the longest serving monarch in British history, Edward found himself in a difficult place upon his ascension to the throne. Edward would not live to see the first major global event of the century, the First World War, as he passed away in 1910 at age 68 in Buckingham Palace – the same place he had been born.

Follow the trail to learn more about the life of one of the twentieth century’s lesser-known British monarchs.