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Witness of a Century: Life and Times of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)


Prince Arthur was Queen Victoria's favourite sone, the Duke of Wellington's Godson, Edward VII's brother, George V's uncle and the great-uncle of Edward VIII and George VI. His life holds a mirror to personalities and developments of nearly a century from the Crimean War to the Battle of Alamein. Highly sociable, an accurate observer and inveterate correspondent and diarist, his view is of a unique spectrum of peple from President Taft to the Emperor of Japan, Lord Wolsely to Arabi Pasha, Ethel Smyth to Melba, Gladys Deacon ...

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