Darling Georgie: The Enigma of King George V

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History depicts King George V as a model husband, a near-perfect father, and a self-confident monarch. Dr. Freidman's insightful study of his personal life reveals a very different picture. Freidman persuasively argues that the psychologically damaging upbringing to which Georgie was subjected profoundly affected his later life and that the effects of this are still evident in today's Royal Family. A suffocating relationship with his mother, Princess Alexandra, compounded by the absence and neglect of his father, caused him ...