A Six Month Kingdom

A Six Month Kingdom

By: Duncan Heaton-Armstrong (author)Hardback

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In January 1914 the eccentric adventurer Captain Duncan Heaton-Armstrong, "on the look out for a more stable career", applied for the post of Private Secretary to the newly appointed King of Albania - the German Prince William of Wied. Heaton-Armstrong describes, with vibrancy, directness and humour, a miniature royal court in a desperately poor and remote corner of Europe. As the First World War engulfed the Balkans in August 1914, two royal infants were escorted back to Germany by Heaton-Armstrong, who was promptly made the first prisoner of war. His remarkable account has been edited for this, the first general edition.

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Heaton-Armstrong was an adventurer who in 1914, "on the look out for a more stable career", applied for the post of Private Secretary to the newly appointed King of Albania -the German Prince William of Wied. Gervase Belfield was born in 1953, and educated at Ampleforth and Southampton University. He qualified as a barrister, but for the past 25 he has worked as a genealogist with Debrett Ancestry Research Ltd. Bejtullah Destani is a British-Alabanian scholar and the author of Albania & Kosovo, Political and Ethnic Boundaries, 1867-1946: Documents and Maps and thesix-volume Ethnic Minorities in the Balkan States, 1860-1971. In 1997, Bejtullah Destani founded the Centre for Albanian Studies in London.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781850437611
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9781850437611
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 1850437610

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