About the Author
Prince Chula Chakrabongse of Thailand was born in Bangkok in 1908, grandson of the much loved and revered King Chulalongkorn, Rama V of Siam. After the death of his father, Prince Chakrabongse, in 1920, he was sent to be educated in the United Kingdom where he attended Harrow School and later read history at Cambridge, he didn't return to Siam until he was 23. Prince Chula was the author of several books, including a history of the Chakri dynasty, Lords of Life: the paternal monarchy of Bangkok, 1782 1932, a biography of the Mercedes Benz grand prix champion entitled Dick Seaman: A Racing Champion and his own autobiography: The Twain Have Met: An Eastern Prince Came West. Prince Chula died of cancer in 1963 at the age of 55.