Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888

John C. G. Roehl (Author)
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Description

This rich and compelling volume describes the life of Kaiser Wilhelm II from his birth in 1859 to his accession to the Prusso-German throne in 1888, a story so extraordinary that it will fascinate anyone interested in the psychology and the throng of personalities of the period. Its aim is to set the characters on the stage and let them speak for themselves, which in their letters and diaries the Victorians and Wilhelminians did with quite extraordinary clarity and persuasive power. The central theme is the bitter conflict between the handicapped Prince and his liberal parents, and in particular with his mother, the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the utter failure of a daring educational experiment intended to turn the young Prince into a liberal Anglophile.

Product Details

Price
£38.99
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
30 March 2017
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781107565968
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