Because Queen Victoria's first child was a princess, the news of the birth of a prince had a tremendous reception. Yet from the first, his mother never cared for him as she did the others. Intelligent and handsome, he married the Danish Princess Alexandra, a lasting love in spite of his many affairs. But Victoria would never delegate any of her responsibilities or power to her son, and he idled the time away until her death. According to Miss Bloom, Edward V Il could have been our greatest king, if only he had been able to assume power while young, instead of having his hopes frustrated by an ageing queen.
Used availability for Ursula Bloom's Edward and Victoria
March 1977 : UK Hardback