manuscript covers a
period in history when the Royal
Families of England and Prussia
became inextricably linked. This is the story of the power struggles
within the great
Royal Houses of Hanover and Hohenzollern. The German House of
Hanover came to the British throne in
1714 under George the First of England (1660-1727). George’s
the Great of Prussia (1712-1786), from the House of Hohenzollern,
the greatest warrior King in German history. Both men carried the
genes of the House of Brunswick-Luneburg with its domains in and around
in NW Germany.
1413 onwards the
Hohenzollern family had its powerbase centred
around the Electorate of Brandenburg, with its capital of Berlin.
During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) the invincible Frederick
the Great led his tiny Prussian monarchy of 3 million against France,
with a combined force of 43 million
and was NOT defeated. The Kaisers of Germany came from the Hohenzollern
is also story of
the smashing up of many illicit love
affairs, as the houses of Hanover
and Hohenzollern made their way along the road to unbelieveable wealth
glory, as the rulers of Great
respectively. Two famous, tragic love affairs are covered in great
Sophie Dorothea of Celle
and Count Philip
Konigsmark; and Princess Amalie of Prussia
and Baron Frederick von der Trenck.
the First of
England was a womanizer. As a
consequence his wife Sophie Dorothea of Celle,
the daughter of the richest Prince in Germany,
took a lover Count Philip Konigsmark. The ruthless George had Sophie
the uncrowned Queen of England, imprisoned for the last 32 years of her
stole her massive fortune and had Konigsmark murdered.
von der Trenck
came from a famous Prussian family
of Supreme Court judges and army generals. As a Cornet in King
Great’s elite bodyguard his future seemed to be without
to ‘steal’ the heart of Frederick
the Great’s youngest sister Princess Amalie and get her
the Great smashed the affair apart. Though Trenck sat in the mighty
gaols chained up like a dog for nigh on eleven years, his spirit was
broken. Trenck eventually lost his head in a guillotine in 1794, in the
madness that was called the French Revolution. Princess Amalie
never married, instead she bacame the first
woman to compose at a professional level.
This book has a German translation.
If you have interest in
publishing either the German or English editions in either hard book or
paper back, please contact Douglas Parker.
Charman Rd Mentone