Kings of the Hellenes
John Van der Kiste
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Sep 24, 2020 - 08:16 AM By John Van der Kiste

When the Greeks deposed their unpopular, childless German born ruler Otho in 1862, they chose a new king, George I, who proved a popular and effective monarch, coping with racial tensions in the Balkans and defeat by Turkey in the war of 1897 His family also made good dynastic alliances with the English and Russian royal families Assassinated in 1913, he was succeeded byWhen the Greeks deposed their unpopular, childless German born ruler Otho in 1862, they chose a new king, George I, who proved a popular and effective monarch, coping with racial tensions in the Balkans and defeat by Turkey in the war of 1897 His family also made good dynastic alliances with the English and Russian royal families Assassinated in 1913, he was succeeded by his eldest son Constantine He endeavoured to remain neutral during World War I, but he was forced to abdicate by pressure from both sides and from his own government His son Alexander succeeded him as king, but died only three years later from a monkey bite, and Constantine was recalled However, a disastrous war with Turkey in 1922 resulted in a second abdication and his death in exile a few months later This is a biography of the Greek royal family from 1863 to 1974, during a period of turbulence, and shows both the benefits and disadvantages of the dynasty s close ties to the other royal houses of Europe.
  • Title: Kings of the Hellenes
  • Author: John Van der Kiste
  • ISBN: 9780750921473
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback

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James Sep 24, 2020 - 08:16 AM
This is an extremely well-written and enjoyable study of the Greek kings of the Glucksburg line descending from Danish King Christian IX (1863-1906). King George I (1863-1913), Constantine I, Alexander I, George II, Paul and Constantine II ruled from 1863 to 1974. The current King of Spain (Philip VI) was the grandson of Greek King Paul I (1947-1964). This is probably the best available histories of the modern Greek monarchy. It also sheds light on the Danish monarchy and last decades of the Rus [...]
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Christopher Sep 24, 2020 - 08:16 AM
Fairly easy read about the Glücksburg dynasty of Greece. Concentrates on personal lives, and overall it's fairly sketchy. Though written as late as 1994, it claims that it's too early to assess the end of the monarchy, so the reigns of both Paul and Constantine II are quite perfunctory. So it's best if you want to know a bit more about George I and Constantine I and George II.
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Kings of the Hellenes By John Van der Kiste When the Greeks deposed their unpopular, childless German born ruler Otho in 1862, they chose a new king, George I, who proved a popular and effective monarch, coping with racial tensions in the Balkans and defeat by Turkey in the war of 1897 His family also made good dynastic alliances with the English and Russian royal families Assassinated in 1913, he was succeeded byWhen the Greeks deposed their unpopular, childless German born ruler Otho in 1862, they chose a new king, George I, who proved a popular and effective monarch, coping with racial tensions in the Balkans and defeat by Turkey in the war of 1897 His family also made good dynastic alliances with the English and Russian royal families Assassinated in 1913, he was succeeded by his eldest son Constantine He endeavoured to remain neutral during World War I, but he was forced to abdicate by pressure from both sides and from his own government His son Alexander succeeded him as king, but died only three years later from a monkey bite, and Constantine was recalled However, a disastrous war with Turkey in 1922 resulted in a second abdication and his death in exile a few months later This is a biography of the Greek royal family from 1863 to 1974, during a period of turbulence, and shows both the benefits and disadvantages of the dynasty s close ties to the other royal houses of Europe.

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