King Edward

The monarch on the British throne in 1904 was King Edward VII, known before Queen Victoria's death in 1901 as Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. Predictably, he comes in for less than reverential treatment in Ulysses. The dissolute ways of the prince are mocked in Cyclops, and in Circe the hallucinated figure of the king steps in to oversee the fight that occurs when two soldiers hear Stephen say, "in here it is I must kill the priest and the king."

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Photograph of King Edward VII in regal crown and ermine cape, date unknown but probably near his 1902 coronation. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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