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The State Visits of Edward VII

Reinventing Royal Diplomacy for the Twentieth Century


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy book series (PSMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Matthew Glencross
    Pages 1-12
  3. Matthew Glencross
    Pages 13-31
  4. Matthew Glencross
    Pages 32-61
  5. Matthew Glencross
    Pages 62-86
  6. Matthew Glencross
    Pages 137-158
  7. Matthew Glencross
    Pages 208-211
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 212-230

About this book


This book explores the revival under Edward VII of the ceremonial state visit by British monarchs, showing the impact and importance of active royal diplomacy during his reign. Using the Royal Archives, memoirs and newspapers, it reveals the contribution made by the use of ceremony and public display to popular appreciation of the monarchy.


Edward VII Monarchy diplomatic history Kaiser Wilhelm II Tsar Nicholas II Anglo-German relations 20th century diplomacy Diplomat Italy play Russia Scandinavia Spain twentieth century

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kings College LondonUK

About the authors

Matthew Glencross is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London, UK. He is also a regular contributor to television and radio on all matters monarchical, as well as an editor of the forthcoming publication The Windsor Dynasty 1910 to the Present: 'Long to Reign over Us'?.

Bibliographic information


“This absorbing book reveals much of a lesser-appreciated facet of the public life of King Edward VII … . This book confirms the relevance of this area of scholarship to those interested in British diplomacy and royal visits, and invites further comparative research into overseas journeys undertaken by subsequent monarchs.” (Laura Cook, Royal Studies Journal, Vol. 3 (2), 2016)