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Royal Cousins at War 08 Feb 2014 16:27 #1

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Very enlightening 2 part documentary on Queen Victoria's extended family in the 50 years preceding the First World War. Looks at the personalities and domestic intrigue within the European Royalty, and how they played a part in shaping the future Europe.

Royal Cousins at War (BBC Two) was a riveting analysis of the relationship between Kaiser Bill, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and our own King George V, and the disastrous effect their rivalry had on Wilhelm’s fragile ego and skew-whiff brain. All three men were related by birth or marriage to Queen Victoria, whose descendants occupied the thrones of no less than nine European countries, and the family’s rows over the years shaped the characters of the various monarchs. Extract taken from the The Telegraph online.

Still available on BBC iplayer, episode 1 for 8 days and episode 2 for 11 days. Sixty minutes each, highly recommended.
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Royal Cousins at War 08 Feb 2014 18:18 #2

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Ok, might try and catch that on the BBC iPlayer then, as it sounds interesting.
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Royal Cousins at War 17 Jun 2014 13:37 #3

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Did anyone see "37 days" ... also BBC2 about the lead up to the outbreak of war and the complete "Muppetry" displayed by all the Foreign Offices of each major state?
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