2 WW1 Extra Credit Slide Show Directions: Go through the following slide show then answer the questions on the last two slides.Print out the last two pages, answer the questions and hand it in to MrD for extra credit.
3 Information for this slide show came from the book King, Kaiser, Tsar by Catrine Clay.
4 IntroductionThe royal families of the major European nations had very strong connections with each other before World War I broke out.Of the four main European nations involved in the war, only France did not have any royal family. Remember the King and Queen of France were killed in the French Revolution.
5 Queen Victoria Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1837 - 1901 England She was the daughter of Edward, duke of Kent (fourth son of George III) and a niece of George IV and William lV.She married Albert of Saxe - Coburg Gotha (Germany). Ruled during the industrial revolution. The British Empire became powerful, rich and confident. When Victoria died in 1901, after the longest reign in English history, the British Empire and British world power had reached their highest point. She had 9 children, 40 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren, scattered all over Europe.
6 Victoria continuedThis was Queen Victoria on the anniversary of 50 years of being the Queen.
7 King Edward Saxe-Coburg-Gotha VII 1901 - 1910 England The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Edward was created Prince of Wales almost immediately after his birth.He was known as Edward the Peacemaker. He enjoyed fine food and horse racing.
8 King George Saxe-Coburg-Gotha V 1910 - 1936 England Second son of Edward VIIRuled Britain during First World WarDuring his reign women were allowed to vote for the first time.Sinn Fein Easter Rising in 1916 led to independent Parliament in Ireland in 1918.Czar Nicolas or Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany were is 1st cousins.
9 Queen Elizabeth Windsor II of England with the Crown Jewels Queen Elizabeth Windsor II of England with the Crown Jewels. She is the current queen of England.George V changed the family name to Windsor because of the anti-German feeling at the time.It had been Saxe-Coburg-Gotha because George’s grandmother, Queen Victoria had married the German Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.The Windsor’s are the current royal family in EnglandThe House of Windsor
10 Czar Nicholas Romanov II (1868-1918) Russia Nicolas II was 26 when he became Czar.Czar Nicolas’ and England’s King George’s mothers were sisters. This made King Edward his uncle and King George his cousin.Nicolas was the last Czar. He and his whole family were murdered by communists in 1918
11 Kaiser Wilhelm Hohenzollern II Germany 1888-1918 His mother was Victoria, the oldest daughter of England’s Queen Victoria.Edward VII (King of England after Queen Victoria died) was his Uncle.His cousin was George V, who became King of England when Edward died.Wilhelm went into exile when Germany lost the war in 1918.
12 Nicky and GeorgieRussia’s Czar Nicolas II and England’s King George V were cousins but looked like twins.Their mothers were the daughters of the King of Denmark. Both these princesses hated Germany because Germany had taken a great deal of land from Denmark
13 Kaiser Wilhelm and his wife visiting England and his Uncle Edward and cousin George King, KaiserKaiser Wilhelm and wife AlexandraPrince George (later King George V) wife MaryKing Edward VIIat the front four children of Prince George
14 Victoria and family A royal wedding in Coburg Germany, 1894 England’s future King Edward VIIRussia’s Czar NicolasAlix, Princess of Hess (Germany) future wife of Czar NicolasGermany’s Kaiser WilhelmEngland’s Queen VictoriaA royal wedding in Coburg Germany, 1894
15 Print this page and hand in for extra credit Name___________________Who were the leaders of Russia, Germany and England in 1914?Who was the only one to survive WW1 as a leader in their country?What was the connection between the leaders of Russia, Germany and England in 1914.Of all the Kings and Queens in this lesson, who reigned the longest?
16 Print this page and hand in for extra credit Alexandra on the rightDagmar on the leftWhat did the wife of England’s King Edward VII and the wife of Russia’s Alexander III have in common? There is a hint atAnswer_________________________Name__________________________
17 For further extra credit… Read the book King, Kaiser, Tsar by Catrine Clay and answer the following.Explain the complicated “love-hate” relationship that Kaiser Wilhelm had with England.