New Book Chronicles the Fall of the German Monarchy

These images showing the Royal families of Europe in the final years before the end of the German Empire have emerged as part of a new book chronicling the fall of the German royal family.

They illustrate how closely the families of Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia and Denmark were linked – mostly thanks to the many marriages of the children of Queen Victoria.

But what they do not show, is the bitter rift between the German and the British family which simmered during the late 19th century, which grew after the death of Queen Victoria and exploded during World War I.

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Source: Daily Mail