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A Six Month Kingdom, Hardback Book


In January 1914 the eccentric adventurer Captain Duncan Heaton-Armstrong, "on the look out for a more stable career", applied for the post of Private Secretary to the newly appointed King of Albania - the German Prince William of Wied.

Heaton-Armstrong describes, with vibrancy, directness and humour, a miniature royal court in a desperately poor and remote corner of Europe.

As the First World War engulfed the Balkans in August 1914, two royal infants were escorted back to Germany by Heaton-Armstrong, who was promptly made the first prisoner of war.

His remarkable account has been edited for this, the first general edition.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781850437611



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