CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

QUOTATIONS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPLETE WORK

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BOOK I

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this wo
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this wo
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this wo
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this wo
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.
FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work.

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this work

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA

This is also a story of George the First of England and his grandson Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia, of their unquenchable lust for power, interlaced with an intimate look into their tragic private lives and those of their parents and nearest relatives. Frederick quite rightly earned his esteemed title of ‘the Great’ through his military prowess. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes and Saxons and was NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his Kingdom during the Seven Years' War, are both covered comprehensively  in this workGEORGE THE FIRST'S FAMILY

(1650-1730)

INTRODUCTION

HOUSE OF BRUNSWICK-LUNEBURG

Ancestors of the Prussian and English Royal families, and

SOPHIE DOROTHEA OF CELLE & COUNT KÖNIGSMARK

The tragic love affair of the Uncrowned Queen of England-Hanover

Sophia, the mother of a King and a Queen. Eleanore, the mother of an Uncrowned Queen. Sophie Dorothea’s tragic marriage. Sophie Dorothea and Königsmark. The Electorate of Hanover. Königsmark’s murder. Sophie Dorothea, imprisoned for thirty-two years. In conclusion. Mary Queen of Scots, ancestress of the Hohenzollern Kings of Brandenburg-Prussia and the Stuart and England-Hanover Kings of England.

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BOOK II
FREDERICK THE GREAT’S FAMILY

(1620-1787)

  INTRODUCTION

I. THE HOUSE OF HOHENZOLLERN

Rulers of Brandenburg-Prussia

A brief history (1400-1786). The Great Elector (1620-1688). Frederick the First (1657-1713). Frederick William the First (1688-1740). Sophie Dorothea. The failed double marriage project with England. Crown Prince Frederick’s failed escape bids. The King forces Wilhelmine to marry. Crown Prince Frederick’s love-life. The King forces Crown Prince Frederick to marry. The other Hohenzollern siblings: Friederike, Charlotte, Sophie, Ulrike, August William, Henry and Ferdinand. (For Amalie, see her Chapter.) The siblings’ tragic marriages. The mental and physical health of Frederick William, Sophie Dorothea and their children. Frederick William the Second. The England-Hanover and Brandenburg-Prussia lineages. The children of Frederick William and Sophie Dorothea—births, deaths, marriages.


II. BERLIN AND POTSDAM
The 1600s. The 1700s. Berlin society in the 1700s. Potsdam.  

III. FREDERICK THE GREAT (1712-86)

Childhood and youth. King Frederick the Second. The two Silesian Wars. The Seven Years’ War (1756-1763). An absolute ruler.

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 BOOK III 

PRINCESS AMALIE & BARON FREDERICK

von der TRENCK

The tragic love affair of Frederick the Great’s youngest sister

  INTRODUCTION

I. PRINCESS AMALIE (1723-87)

Early childhood. Ulrike’s marriage and Frederick von der Trenck. Her own Royal Household. Marriage projects. A Cannoness and an Abbess. Life in Berlin. A tragic time, July 1754. The Seven Years’ War. Tragedy within the Royal Family. Escape to Magdeburg, 1757. Berlin pillaged again. The Unter den Linden palace. The Wilhelmstrasse palace. Musician, composer, collector, benefactor. Everyday life. Deteriorating health, vital mind. A Hohenzollern legend, the White Woman. A massive Court. Peace at last. A magnificent, generous legacy.

II. BARON FREDERICK von der TRENCK (1727-94), the Lover of a Princess

Introduction. A proud family history. Trenck’s parents and siblings. Entering the garde-du- corps (King’s bodyguard). Falling in love with Princess Amalie. Gaoled in Glatz. Escape and court-martial. The 1750 reprieve. Recaptured in Danzig, July 1754. Gaoled in Magdeburg. A request to the French Government. Riveted up in chains. Court-martial, August 1756. A Princess visits? Freed on 29 December 1763. Marriage. A triumphant return to Berlin, January 1787. A final meeting with Princess Amalie. A remarkably generous pension. The last refuge in Germany, Hamburg. Death by guillotine. Trenck’s descendants.

III. THE EVIDENCE PRINCESS AMALIE AND TRENCK WERE LOVERS             
Marwitz. An eyewitness, Finkenstein. Another eyewitness, Countess Voss. Another version. Princess Amalie, the godmother of one of Trenck’s daughters. Princess Amalie’s personality change in her thirtieth year. Princess Amalie’s joy at going to Magdeburg. The ‘Princess of Ahlden.’ Princess Amalie’s portrait, and letters from Princess Amalie to Trenck, owned by the Trenck family. A contemporary opinion in 1795. Reparations made to Trenck’s family. The Tortoiseshell Box. Why did Frederick the Great punish Trenck? Trenck the author.                                                                                                                                                                                 

IV. PRINCESS AMALIE AND FREDERICK VON DER TRENCK’S LOVE-CHILD.

Two Royal options: the Margravines Philippine Auguste Amalie and Friederike Charlotte Leopoldine from Brandenburg-Schwedt. Another Option. Amalie’s Court Ladies: the Frauleins’ von Podewils, von Hertefeld, von Zerbst; the Countess’ von Redern, von Schwerin and von Dönhoff. One more possibility, Amalia Schönhausen. Conclusion. So who was the illegitimate child of Princess Amalie and Baron Trenck? Significant events in the lives of Amalie and Trenck.

V. BARON FRANZ von der TRENCK

A ferocious Pandour leader.

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