Philip Ziegler: Biographer of Britain’s Powerful

From a Washington Post obit by Brian Murphy headlined “Philip Ziegler, biographer of Britain’s powerful and pivotal, dies at 93”:

Philip Ziegler, a prolific biographer and historian who unspooled tales of British power and prestige including former prime ministers and the royal intrigue of Edward VIII and his decision to leave the throne for love, died at his home in London.

Over more than four decades, Mr. Ziegler showed a restless curiosity with subjects ranging from London during the World War II air-raid blitzes to the horrors of the bubonic plague in medieval Britain and across Europe. Yet his gaze was mostly on his homeland and the personalities and institutions that helped shape it.