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The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the road to World War One by Miranda Carter

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Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. Miranda Carter describes Wilhelm’s lack of lack of tact and diplomacy, that Nicholas II was weak, horrified when his hearty father Alexander III died unexpectedly (of Bright’s Disease) at the age of 49. He complained that t he was unready to rule and was unfit to be an emperor He never became ready’. Married to a woman …


An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied Victory of 1918   Speakers Alex Churchill: Haig and George V Peter Hart: Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?  Charles Messenger: Haig and Planning the Battle of Amiens, 8/1918. Rob Thompson: Haig and Logist…


'In the Eye of the Storm. George V and the First World War' with Alexandra Churchill

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Alexandra Churchill will be giving a talk on George V during the First World War based on her book In the Eye of the Storm. George V and the First World War. Alexandra is an author, researcher and historian. She is replacing Peter Hart who had been scheduled to speak at this event.  Alexandra has contributed to and appeared on numerous televisi…