Royal Cousins At War

October 2017
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S1 Ep2 - Into The Abyss

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Into The Abyss - This episode looks at the realignment of the European powers and the emergence of the alliance system in the years following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. It examines the key role played by royalty in smoothing the path to the Anglo-Russian entente of 1907, and at the part played by the Kaiser's erratic, unstable personality in the growing isolation of Germany in the years leading up to 1914.And it tells the tragic story of King George's refusal to grant his cousin, and ...
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S1 Ep1 - A House Divided

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Historical documentary Royal Cousins at War unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I. This two-part series looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other in the outbreak of war, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed. 'A House Divided' tells the story of the emerging divisions and rivalries between the inter-related royal houses of Europe and features the little known ...
January 2017
1:56:10

Episode 1

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At the outbreak of the First World War, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King George V of England. This documentary looks at the role played by three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, in the outbreak of war, arguing that it's far greater than historians have historically believed. (Documentary) (Class. tba) CC
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