The Last Kaiser: William the Impetuous by Giles MacDonogh
The Last Kaiser: William the Impetuous
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Title: The Last Kaiser: William the Impetuous
ISBN10: 1842124781
ISBN13: 978-1842124789
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History (June 21, 2001)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1511 kb
Size epub: 1788 kb
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Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Prussia's last King and Germany's last Kaiser was born in Potsdam in 1859, the son of Prince Frederick of Prussia and Princess Vicky, Queen Victoria's eldest child. William was born with a withered arm and suffered from cerebral palsy. Believed mad by some, eccentric by others, he possessed a ferocious temper, was rumoured to have sired numerous illegitimate children (and suspected of homosexual affairs) and yet appeared a prig. A power grabber who built a fleet targeted at Britain, he nevertheless idolised Queen Victoria who, he claimed, died in his arms.