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  • Queen Victoria's Granddaughters: 1860-1918 | Christina Croft

    Queen Victoria's Granddaughters: 1860-1918

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Christina Croft
    • Narrated By Fleur Edwards
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    On 6 July 1868, when told of the birth of her seventh granddaughter, Queen Victoria remarked that the news was "a very uninteresting thing for it seems to me to go on like the rabbits in Windsor Park". Her apathy was understandable - this was her 14th grandchild, and, though she had given birth to nine children, she had never been fond of babies, viewing them as "frog-like and rather disgusting...particularly when undressed".

    Nancy Shaw Cumberledge says: "Loved every minute!"
  • The Innocence of Kaiser Wilhelm II: And the First World War | Christina Croft

    The Innocence of Kaiser Wilhelm II: And the First World War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christina Croft
    • Narrated By Jack Wynters
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    Almost a century after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Kaiser Wilhelm II is still viewed as either a warmonger or a madman, as the hundred-year-old propaganda posters remain fixed in the general consciousness. Was he, though, truly responsible for the catastrophe of the First World War, or was he in fact a convenient scapegoat, blamed for a conflict which he desperately tried to avoid?

    Laurence P. Yarosh says: "Very readable, just not believable"
  • Shattered Crowns: The Sacrifice | Christina Croft

    Shattered Crowns: The Sacrifice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Christina Croft
    • Narrated By Jack Wynters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the summer of 1914, the capitals of Europe erupt in a patriotic frenzy as peoples on all sides, roused by the press, rejoice at the outbreak of the "war to end wars". The rejoicing soon turns to disillusionment as the full horrors of the bloodiest conflict the world has ever seen become apparent. For the Emperors of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia comes the growing awareness that this war, which they sought desperately to avoid, is not being fought for territory or honor, but rather to destroy the old world order and to replace their autocracies with secular ideologies and international economic control.

  • Shattered Crowns: The Scapegoats | Christina Croft

    Shattered Crowns: The Scapegoats

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Croft
    • Narrated By Jack Wynters
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    On 28th June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his morganatic wife, Sophie Chotek, were shot dead in broad daylight on a crowded street in Sarajevo. The murder of a relatively unknown archduke in a remote Bosnian city might well have been quickly forgotten were it not for the fact that this seemingly minor event ignited a spark that would explode into one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. Within four years, over sixteen million people from one hundred countries would lie dead on the battlefields.

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