The Prussian Princesses: The Sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II

The Prussian Princesses: The Sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II

by John Van der Kiste

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 21/08/2016

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** This electronic edition includes 43 black-and-white photographs **


Kaiser Friedrich III and his consort Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain, had six children who lived to maturity, the eldest being Kaiser Wilhelm II. The three younger sisters, Victoria, Sophie and Margaret, were particularly supportive of their mother during her widowhood and remained close throughout their lives. Like their parents, they would know much sorrow as adults. Victoria's romance with Alexander of Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria, was thwarted by Bismarck for political reasons and she married twice, firstly to a minor German prince and secondly to a young Russian adventurer who left her to die in poverty. Sophie married the future King Constantine of Greece, whose ill-starred reign saw them forced to leave their throne not once but twice, both dying in exile. Margaret married a prince of Hesse-Cassel, both became members of the Nazi party, and she lived to see her family and house become victims of theft on a major scale at the hands of occupying forces at the end of the Second World War. Using previously unpublished sources, this is the first biography to tell the lives of all three princesses.


** This electronic edition includes 43 black-and-white photographs **

ISBN:
1230001317749
1230001317749
Category:
Biography: royalty
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
21-08-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fonthill Media

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