Synopses & Reviews
Examines the role of European royal families in diplomacy before the First World War.
"A short review can't possibly do justice to the richness and analyses and evidence this book contains." Central European History"This is an excellent book...highly recommended." German Studies Review
This book examines the surprisingly active role of royal families, notably those of Britain, Prussia-Germany and Russia, in European diplomacy before the First World War. It focuses on King Edward VII, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II and much of the book is based on hitherto unexplored archival material.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-230) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The Kaiser and the Tsar: German-Russian dynastic relations 1888 1914; 2. Uncle and nephew: Edward VII, Wilhelm II and the Anglo-German antagonism before 1914; 3. King Edward VII and European diplomacy 1901 1910; 4. The limits of dynastic diplomacy: royal visits and Anglo-German relations 1906 1914; Conclusion.