The monarch on the British throne in 1904 was King Edward VII, known as Albert Edward before Queen Victoria's death in 1901. Mr. Deasy's mantelpiece in Nestor boasts a picture of "the shapely bulk of a man in tartan filibegs: Albert Edward, prince of Wales." The dissolute ways of the prince come in for mockery in Cyclops, and the king plays a role in Circe, making sure that his soldiers play fair when they attack Stephen.

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King Edward VII. Source:

King Edward VII at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, photographed by his wife Queen Alexandra, published in 1908. Source: Wikimedia Commons.