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Kings of the Hellenes
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 by...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 25th 1994 by Sutton Publishing
(first published June 1st 1994)
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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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