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Brilliant for those interested in the history of European royalty
on 6 December 2012
It puts the history of our own royal family into context. The way it portrays the interwoven family ties of the royal families of Europe and how the First World War affected their relationships with each other is very well documented without being too heavy. Anyone interested in royal history would find this book fascinating. The other aspect of the book is how it documents the immense wealth (and waste!) among the royals of Europe during this period - the jewels, the houses and the lifestyle. Interesting too is the influence and in some cases, power, that the royal women exercised and their tenacity in hanging on to their families often in the face of severe hardship.