Sunday, January 1, 2012

Books on Friedrich III, German Emperor

Harvard University Press recently published Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick II and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany by Frank Lorenz Miller ($45.00).

This is not the first biography of the son of Wilhelm I and father of Wilhelm II.  Friedrich III, married to Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Vicky, suffered from throat cancer, and reigned for only eighty-eight days.

I am aware of two other biographies published in English.  The scholarly Frederick III Germany's Liberal Emperor (Greenwood Press: 1995) and John van der Kiste's easy-reading Frederick III German Emperor 1888 (Sutton: 1981)

John van der Kiste has also written a two-act drama based on the Emperor's illness, which is available in a Kindle edition.

John van der Kiste also wrote Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz (Sutton:

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