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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 …