THE BEGINNINGS OF THE PRUSSIAN STATE
In 1413 a Hohenzollern Count of Nürnberg (Nuremberg) in southern Germany bought the distant marquisate of Brandenburg, in present day NE Germany. For the next three hundred years the family built up its powerbase in and around Berlin. Then in 1701 the family bought the title of "King in Prussia" by buying Prussia, a territory in NE Poland. Eventually the Hohenzollerns came to rule the whole of Germany, under Kaiser Wilhelm the First. This book shows how the relentless, ruthless Hohenzollerns grasped their chances between 1620 and 1786. Yet without question, one ruler amongst the Hohenzollerns stands head and shoulders above his relatives, unquestionably the most ruthless of them all, the warmonger Frederick the Great. 



GEORGE THE FIRST OF ENGLAND & SOPHIE DOROTHEA OF CELLE 
Only one winner emerged from the bitter, ruthless power struggle played out within the northern German House of Brunswick-Luneburg, George the First of England-Hanover (1660-1727). The big loser, his wife Sophie Dorothea of Celle (1666-1726), was imprisoned for the last thirty-two years of her life. Her lover Count Philip Konigsmark was murdered by George’s family.

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA
This is the story of George I 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 privat elives and those of theior parents  and nearest relatives. Frederick quitre roightly earned hios esteemed title of 'the Great' through his military prowess. During the Seven Years War his tiny kingdom of just 3 million Prussians fought against a combined enemy of 45 million French, Russians, Austria-Hungarians, Swedes, and Saxons and ws NOT defeated! How Frederick ruled Brandenburg-Prussia, together with the near annihilation of his tiny Kingdom during the Seven Years War, are both covered comprehensively in this work.



Contents | Free PDF | Back Cover | Introduction  | Forward | Trenck & Princess Amalie | Prussia 
 Illustrations | Acknowledgements | Bibliography | Links | Inside Dustjacket


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