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."
"in the big voice of Henry V - to whom I mentally compare him - only he didn't say such clever things"
and Jane Ridley in her biography suggests that he even had his own Falstaff in Daisy Warwick, she rejected him when he came to the throne just as he Prince Hal abandoned Falstaff.
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