Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II (Google eBook)
"Rich in drama and tragedy" (The Guardian), here is a mesmerizing account of the extraordinary formative years of the man married to the most famous woman in the world
Before he met the young girl who became Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip had a tumultuous upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and Britain. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was born deaf; she was committed to a psychiatric clinic when Philip was eight. His father, Prince Andrew of Greece, already traumatized by his exile from his home country, promptly shut up the family home and went off to live with his mistress, effectively leaving his young son an orphan.
Remarkably, Philip emerged from his difficult childhood a character of singular vitality and dash—self-confident, opinionated, and devastatingly handsome. Girls fell at his feet, and the princess who would become his wife was smitten from the age of thirteen. Yet alongside his considerable charm and intelligence, the young prince was also prone to volcanic outbursts, which would have profound consequences for his family and the future of the monarchy.
In this authoritative and wonderfully compelling book, acclaimed biographer Philip Eade brings to vivid life the storm-tossed early years of one of the most fascinating and mysterious members of the royal family.
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Difficult readUser Review - Overstock.com
This book is a hard read for me. All the different names for castles and towns and all that. Makes hard for me to understand. I'm from Texas and we dont use all this foreign language. To them its not so foreign. Havent finished the book yet. I hope it gets better past the first few chapters. ...
Review: Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth IIUser Review - Avis Gill - Goodreads
Very interesting insight on Prince Phillip from childhood to marrying Elizabeth. Found him to have a sense of humor, a temper, loves children and sometimes an introvert, depending on the situation ... Read full review
2 House of Battenberg
3 Boys Own Story
4 Family in Flight
5 Orphan Child
6 Prep School Days
7 Dodging the Hitler Youth
8 Off to Gordonstoun
14 Nothing Ventured
15 True Brit
16 Royal Wedding
17 Duke of Hazards
18 Their Happiest Time
19 Second Fiddle
20 Oh the Future
21 Her Liege Man
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Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen ...
Limited preview - 2011