Set in seventeenth century Hanover it depicts the doomed romance between Philip Christoph von Königsmarck and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the wife of the Elector of Hanover (later to be George I of England).
Back to the books, Crete was in a state of almost permanent siege during this period, so provides plenty of gaming opportunities. The books are in Italian but are lavishly illustrated and these have English captions and explanations, so my schoolboy Italian won't be tested too much to start with.
There were almost 2000 troops from Hannover and Celle in Candia at one point. Good job I have a few regiments in my collection.ReplyDelete
so even then getting a sunbed before the Germans was a bigger!Delete
I've got a 1938 novel of Saraband somewhere called "Konigsmark" by A E W Mason.ReplyDelete
I noticed this yesterday while looking thru Helion's siteReplyDelete
"THE CRETAN WAR (1645-1671). THE VENETIAN-OTTOMAN STRUGGLE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN"
yes Stuart. same author i think.Delete
There is also a 2 volume set on the Turkish forces for this war- again in Italian- which I haveReplyDelete