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The Coburgs of Europe Hardcover – 2013


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Eurohistory.com; 1ST edition (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985460334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985460334
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read many books and much information on the Coburgs.
William P.
I am almost finished reading this book, it has taken awhile because of the wealth of photos that it includes.
LW
This work of Art, is a compleate job for anyone who is interested in History itself.
Alberto Ortiz

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on December 6, 2013
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Mr. Beeche has achieved a lifelong dream with the publication of this outstanding book. It is loaded with information on how the Coburgs populated and influenced European history. It is also a good source of personal bits of information on them. Mr. Beeche's friendship with many Coburg family members, especially Prince Andreas, gives the book a special and personal touch. The family trees, which are so necessary in a book like this, are invaluable. The amount of research and knowledge contained in this book makes it the definitive European royal history book, especially since almost all the royal families of Europe are descended from the Coburgs. The photographs are amazing. Rarely a page goes by without at least one photograph and many are rare. Especially interesting are the informal family snapshots. The royals becaome "real people" with smiling faces and informal poses, just like any other family. Buy this book. You won't be sorry.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James B. Casey on November 23, 2013
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Featuring hundreds of interesting and attractive photographs of both famous and relatively obscure royals from the various courts linked by the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha dynastic connection, this book also provides hundreds of pages of detailed assessments of the characters and the sometimes tragic course of their lives as the world moved towards the wars and tumult of the 20th Century. Some of the characters and dynasties are traced to the 21st Century -- such as the surviving family of the last King of Bulgaria (Simeon). Beeche offers history buffs and students of European royalty a rare treat with this book and several of his other outstanding works. This is well worth the price. ---- This remarkable book is also up-to-date in that it includes mention of the latest prince (heir) born to the British monarchy (Prince George -- son of William and Kate, born in 2013) and also the abdication of Belgian King Albert II in July 2013 and accession of King Phillipe.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Deborah A. Wedick-Cooper on November 24, 2013
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The definitive study of one of the most influential houses of Europe, this book is well organized and cleverly introduces each branch of the dynasty. Lavishly illustrated, the book provides many previously unpublished photos and includes more obscure members of this princely house. Maternal links are given as much attention as paternal lines and the chapter "The Coburg Women" is a particular favorite of mine. The cooperation of Prince Andreas of Coburg is one of the aspects of this book that makes it really outstanding. This is a must have for all royalty buffs and a superb reference guide to the Gotha.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renata on May 6, 2014
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The book has plenty of information concerning the family, from the depths of the Thuringian forest to the highest power play of european thrones. It shows the many setbacks suffered due to the two Great Wars and the Cold War. It brings the reader to the twenty first century with its challenges and new concepts of government. The book makes you cheer for the Coburgs, and definitely makes you wonder what is next? Maybe a european parliamentary seat? One thing is certain they will continue to play a part in macro politics one way or another.
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This was a fascinating read, well paced despite all the detail, and organized clearly. Personally, I was more interested in the connection to Victoria and Albert and their children, and less interested in the Spanish, Bulgarian, and Rumanian royals. (They are, of course, part of the story.) The photographs were an integral part of the narrative and worth the cost of the book in themselves. There were, however, typographical errors that need to be fixed if the book comes out in a new edition. (There needs to be a good proofreader/copy editor involved in the production of this sort of material. I would volunteer to do that for this author's publications. He has put so much time and effort into his projects, and it is a shame if they come across as edited in a sloppy way.)
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tom F on January 23, 2014
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Arturo Beeche's "The Coburgs of Europe" aptly chronicles Europe's most prolific royal dynasty since the Hapsburgs. A fantastic glimpse back to the heyday of European royalty, in particular Elizabeth II's real family before her grandfather George V switched the family name to Windsor because of anti-German antipathy during World War I. Chock full of photos and sketches of long forgotten but well-connected royalty. This offering is a great read and addition to anyone royal book collection.
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Very interesting - can be read per chapter and then put down until later. Very useful genealogical tables/tree.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barton Maxwell on November 25, 2013
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"A fresh,accesessible and invaluable resource." Once again Beeche has provided a publication that is impossible to put down, that is well researched and so imformative. This rich and important work should be included in every genealogist and historians library. Bravo, Mr. Beeche!!! Excellent job!!!
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