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War of the Windsors : a century of unconstitutional monarchy
Picknett, Lynn.
Publication Information:
Edinburgh : Mainstream, 2003.

Physical Description:
368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Originally published: 2002.
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DA28.35.W54 W37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The year 2002 marked the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reign of any monarch of the House of Windsor. Yet the future of the monarchy is by no means certain, not simply due to today's more egalitarian era, but also because of fundamental weaknesses within the royal house itself. While many of its failings are well known, hidden from public scrutiny are more disturbing activities for which the royals have never been held to account. This controversial work reveals the truth behind Britain's modern monarchy. ruling family the House of Mountbatten; the real untold story of the abdication of Edward VIII; the existence of a shadowy cabal committed to protecting the royal image; and the truth behind notorious spy Anthony Blunt's connections to the Royal Family. It reveals the unconstitutional behaviour of the House of Windsor; the cover-up of major financial scandals connected with George VI and other kings; the routine use of euthanasia to dispatch those who inconveniently linger - and new evidence concerning the deaths of Dodi Fayed and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Author Notes

Lynn Picknett is an experienced writer and journalist, and editor of the weekly publication The Royal Family
Clive Prince is a full-time writer, researcher and lecturer specialising in historical mysteries
Stephen Prior is a historian who specialises in Intelligence
Robert Brydon is a military historian who has written many film treatments and scripts for historical documentaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Prologuep. 7
1 'A Kingly Caste of Germans'p. 13
2 'The People's Prince'p. 33
3 'Christ! What's Going to Happen Next?'p. 65
4 'A Kind of English National Socialist'p. 97
5 'The Most Unconstitutional Act'p. 131
6 'The End of Many Hopes'p. 157
7 'The House of Mountbatten Now Reigns!'p. 187
8 'That German Princeling'p. 219
9 'In Spite of Everything, He was a Great Man'p. 247
10 'After All I've Done for this F--ing Family'p. 273
11 'There are Powers at Work in This Country about Which We have no Knowledge'p. 303
Notes and Referencesp. 331
Bibliographyp. 347
Indexp. 353