✓ The Last German Empress: A life of Empress Augusta Victoria, Consort of Emperor William II ☆ John Van der Kiste


  • Title: The Last German Empress: A life of Empress Augusta Victoria, Consort of Emperor William II
  • Author: John Van der Kiste
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • ✓ The Last German Empress: A life of Empress Augusta Victoria, Consort of Emperor William II ☆ John Van der Kiste - The Last German Empress: A life of Empress Augusta Victoria, Consort of Emperor William II, The Last German Empress A life of Empress Augusta Victoria Consort of Emperor William II Born a princess of Schleswig Holstein in Empress Augusta Victoria known in the family as Dona was marked out from early childhood as a potential bride for Prince William of Prussia When they
    John Van der Kiste
    John Van der Kiste, British author, was born in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, on September 15, 1954, son of Wing Commander Guy Van der Kiste 1912 99 He was educated at Blundell s School, Tiverton, where he briefly formed a rock band Cobweb with fellow pupil Miles Tredinnick, later vocalist with new wave band London and subsequently playwright and scriptwriter, and read Librarianship at Ealing Technical College, where he edited the librarians student magazine.He has worked for several years in public and academic libraries, but is best known as a writer His first book, Frederick III, appeared in 1981, and since then he has published over twenty historical biographies, as well as books on local history, true crime, rock music, a novel and a play He is also a contributor to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Guinness Rockopaedia, and has produced articles on historical, musical and art subjects in national and local journals, including Illustrated London News, Royalty Digest, European Royal History Journal, Best of British, BBC History Magazine, Record Collector, Antique Collector, This England, The Independent, and Gibbons Stamp Monthly He has reviewed books and records for the press, written CD booklet notes, and between 1991 and 1996 edited the 70s rock fanzine Keep on Rockin.In 2002 he was a consultant for the BBC TV documentary The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar , first screened in January 2003.He married professional musician and teacher Kim Graham n e Geldard in 2003 and lives in Devon.


    Commentaires:

    Nate
    Fine book on a subject usually relegated to the sidelines and to footnotes Only interesting after the Kaiser s collapse and when her family situation was described She wasn t particularly important or interesting in the early years of her marriage Did not realise that she became so important, like Mrs Wilson to Woodrow Her personality was shown as multifaceted in this book, which helped to understand her, as in other books, she is only portrayed as a religious and judgmental woman who only cared [...]

    Michael D Mangan
    A vapid womanA vapid womanOne very rarely sees anything on this Empress reading this book one can see why She was totally dull, a good mother, but that is it no wonder she only receives just a passing mention in books about this period.

    • ✓ The Last German Empress: A life of Empress Augusta Victoria, Consort of Emperor William II ☆ John Van der Kiste
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    The Last German Empress: A life of Empress Augusta Victoria, Consort of Emperor William II