King Edward VII - Sydney, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
S 33° 51.786 E 151° 12.780
56H E 334699 N 6251586
Quick Description: Equestrian statue of King Edward VII near Conservatorium of Music on Macquarie St in Sydney, Australia.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/21/2008 6:06:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM4147
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 36

Long Description:
King Edward VII was a popular monarch and was often referred to as the "peacemaker". He was born on 9th November 1841. Being the first born of Queen Victoria he was destined to succeeded her when she died. She must have been a healthy monach because Edward had to wait until he was almost 60 before he came to the throne (he still holds the record for being the longest heir apparent, but Charles is coming a close second!). Queen Victoria died in 1901, but due to sickness (appendicitis) and the ending of the Boar War it meant that the King's coronation was delayed until 1902.

During his reign King Edward was a popular soul, despite his indescretions with numerous women. Unfortunately his reign was short lived, dying on May the 9th, 1910 surrounded by his family and the Archbishop of Canterbury. His death was a result of a bad dose of Bronchitis and heart failure. King Edward VII left behind his wife Alexandra and six children.
Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Albert Edward

Country or Empire of Influence: United Kingdom

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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