Wilhelm II: Prince and Emperor, 1859-1900

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Illustrations
Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1891 frontispiece
Willy, aged five, and his dog, 186417
Willy at eight, 186723
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia at sixteen, 187533
Prince Wilhelm in his Borussen fraternity uniform, ca. 187840
Prince Wilhelm on the eve of his marriage, 188051
William Prince of Prussia, "I bide my time," 188467
Prince Wilhelm as the Great Elector, 188575
Kaiser Wilhelm II in the uniform of a British admiral, 1899295
Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, 1899297

The photograph inscribed "I bide my time" is from Gen. Leopold V. Swaine, Camp and Chancery in a Soldier's Life ( London, 1926), and is reproduced by permission of John Murray, Ltd. All other photographs are from the collection in the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, copyright reserved, and are reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Names Appearing in Text and Notes xvii
  • One - The Heir 1
  • Two - The Education of A Prince 30
  • Three - A Potsdam Lieutenant 55
  • Four - The End of A Reign 88
  • Five - The Ninety-Nine Days of Kaiser Friedrich III 110
  • Six - Bismarck in Trouble 125
  • Seven - 1890 147
  • Eight - Caprivi, Eulenburg, and the Fall of Waldersee 172
  • Nine - Caprivi and the "New Course" 189
  • Ten - Uncle Chlodwig 212
  • Twelve - Our Arrogant Cousin, Albion 263
  • Thirteen - Rule Germania 291
  • Fourteen - Greatness and Eternal Glory 319
  • Notes 341
  • Bibliography of Manuscript Sources 441
  • Index 453
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