Christopher Clark: The Tsar, the Kaiser and the King, 22 October 2009
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Fig Tree, 584 pp., £25, September 2009, 978 0 670 91556 9Show More
“... of taking the oath on the day of the coronation’. After 12 years under the tutelage of John Neale Dalton, a 32-year-old curate with an ‘impressively booming voice’, George was still ‘deficient in even the most elementary subjects’, including spelling and grammar. Georg Ernst Hinzpeter, the man selected to oversee the education of the ...”