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John van der Kiste

John Van der Kiste was born in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, but has lived in Devon since childhood. A former library assistant in public and college libraries, since 1981 he has written and published over seventy books, including historical and royal biographies covering the Stuart, Georgian and Victorian eras in Britain, and the ruling German, Austrian and Russian dynasties, including _Queen Victoria's Children_; _Kaiser Wilhelm II_; _Emperor Francis Joseph_; _The Romanovs: Alexander II and his...See more