Edward the King

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  • 1975
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (444)

"Edward the King" (1975), known as "Edward the Seventh" in England, was a TV drama series. It had been based on the biography of Edward VII (1841 - 1910) of England by Philip Magnus. Despite the title, only the last three episodes covered Edward's reign, as he did not inherit the throne until he was nearly 60 years old. He was the oldest son of Queen Victoria who, according to the series, never saw him as capable or intelligent and thus gave him very little responsibility - despite the fact that he wanted it. Even after he becomes King, he still had trouble getting people to take him seriously.

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Good Old Teddy!
13. Good Old Teddy!
July 1, 1975
Bertie helps Britain forge a treaty of alliance with Russia, despite Wilhelm's continued attempts to interfere. Meanwhile, a constitutional crisis looms in Britain, as the House of Lords resists the rise of the House of Commons and its social reforms. Worn down from work, Bertie falls gravely ill and dies, beloved by his family, friends, and country.
The Peacemaker
12. The Peacemaker
June 17, 1975
With Britain's popularity at a low point across Europe, Bertie courts friendly relations with other nations in defiance of the government ministers.
King at Last
11. King at Last
June 10, 1975
Taking Edward as his royal name, the government wonders what kind of king he will be. Anxieties mount as his sister warns him of Wilhelm's intentions.
The Years of Waiting
10. The Years of Waiting
June 3, 1975
Queen Victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, but the festive spirit is short-lived when conflicts erupt in other parts of the world.
Scandal
9. Scandal
May 27, 1975
Bertie's scandals rock the royal family once again. Trying to protect his dalliance from public exposure, he exacerbates the situation.
The Royal Quadrille
8. The Royal Quadrille
May 20, 1975
Bertie finally gains employment as head of a housing commission but still has time for an affair with the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry.
Dearest Prince
7. Dearest Prince
May 13, 1975
Restless and frustrated with Victoria's constant refusals to assign him work, Bertie finally wins her consent to take an official tour of India.
The Invisible Queen
6. The Invisible Queen
May 6, 1975
Victoria's self-imposed isolation stirs republican sentiment in Britain, which Bertie's social scandals further enflame.
A Hundred Thousand Welcomes
5. A Hundred Thousand Welcomes
April 29, 1975
Distraught with grief, Victoria secludes herself from the public and insists Bertie marry Alix. The couple finds happiness together.
Alix
4. Alix
April 22, 1975
Although Victoria searches for a suitable wife for Bertie, he remains reluctant to marry, despite the appeal of Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
The New World
3. The New World
April 15, 1975
After charming America, Bertie returns home to attend Oxford University. Entrusted to the eye of his guardian, Bertie manages to make some friends.
An Experiment in Education
2. An Experiment in Education
April 8, 1975
Suffering under a tyrannical educational system designed by his father and Baron von Stockmar, Bertie grows up perpetually disappointing his parents.
The Boy
1. The Boy
April 1, 1975
A young Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert juggle marriage, a newborn and the demands of government.
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"Edward the King" (1975), known as "Edward the Seventh" in England, was a TV drama series. It had been based on the biography of Edward VII (1841 - 1910) of England by Philip Magnus. Despite the title, only the last three episodes covered Edward's reign, as he did not inherit the throne until he was nearly 60 years old.

He was the oldest son of Queen Victoria who, according to the series, never saw him as capable or intelligent and thus gave him very little responsibility - despite the fact that he wanted it. Even after he becomes King, he still had trouble getting people to take him seriously.

Edward the King is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 1975.

Where to Watch Edward the King

Edward the King is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Edward the King on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 1975
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (444)