Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's early life, 1859-1888

Rohl, John C G (1998) Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's early life, 1859-1888. Cambridge University Press, xxv +979pp. ISBN 9780521497527

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Expanded English edition
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:21
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 14:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15904
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