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Frederick the Great
Author: Nancy Mitford

ISBN: 9780099528869
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 6 October 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7
A sparkling biography of one of history's greatest rulers, written in Nancy Mitford's trademark gossipy style.

Frederick II of Prussia attempted to escape his authoritarian father as a boy, but went on to become one of history's greatest rulers. He loved the flute, and devoted hours of study to the arts and French literature, forming a long-lasting but turbulent friendship with Voltaire. He was a military genius and enlarged the borders of his empire, but he also promoted religious tolerance, economic reform and laid the foundation for a united Germany. Nancy Mitford brings all these contradictions and achievements to sparkling life in an fascinating, intimate biography.

About The Author

Nancy Mitford was born in London on November 28 1904, daughter of the second Baron Redesdale, and the eldest of six girls. Her sisters included Lady Diana Mosley; Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and Jessica, who immortalised the Mitford family in her autobiography Hons and Rebels. The Mitford sisters came of age during the Roaring Twenties and wartime in London, and were well known for their beauty, upper-clas...

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