turn out to be a better king than everybody thought he would be, J B Priestley wrote of him:
"He had a tremendous zest for pleasure but he also had a real sense of duty."
By the time both Henry V and Edward VII were kings of England they were popular with their people, and certainly, Edward brought his England out of the darkness into the light. Many may argue that Henry V did just the same, however, I feel that that point is debatable.
Jane Ridley's The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince was published by in 2013