By German Emperor William II; Massie, Robert K.; King of Great Britain Edward VII
Describes the diplomatic minuets and army brinkmanship as Germany grew to become a continental superpower on the finish of the 19th century and have become a danger to nice Britain's naval superiority and isolationist policies.
summary: Describes the diplomatic minuets and army brinkmanship as Germany became a continental superpower on the finish of the 19th century and have become a possibility to nice Britain's naval superiority and isolationist guidelines
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Overwhelming as the victory at Trafalgar was, the battle was only the thunderous climax to an unparalleled nautical achievement. For two years before Trafalgar, the British Fleet remained continuously at sea off the coasts of Europe. Napoleon's fleet, broken into squadrons, was scattered in harbors from Brest on the Atlantic to Toulon in the Mediterranean. Britain's safety lay in preventing these squadrons from combining in sufficient numbers to force their way into the Channel and clear the way for passage of the Emperor's army into England.
He and his wife lived in an unpretentious house in Copenhagen with a front door opening directly onto a cobbled street. Nevertheless, despite modest circumstances, they managed to bring up six children, four of whom were to sit upon thrones: his eldest son Frederick as King Frederick VIII of Denmark, his daughter Alexandra as Queen of England, his son William as King George I of Greece, and his daughter Dagmar as Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. During their childhood, Alexandra and Dagmar (called Alix and Minny), three years separated in age, were rarely apart.
We are at least seven or eight years behind," lamented the Chronicle. S. (Seine Majestat Schiff) Konig Wilhelm (King William) of the Imperial German Navy. "Germany has sent us neither her newest nor her best," complained the Daily Mail. Indeed, the vessel, built as a battleship twenty-nine years before at Blackwell's Yard in England, had achieved fame primarily for ramming and sinking her sister Grosser Kurfurst (Great Elector). Recently, she had been stricken from the list of battleships and reclassified a First-Class cruiser.