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Greece and the English: British Diplomacy and the Kings of Greece

Greece and the English: British Diplomacy and the Kings of Greece
Panagiotis Dimitrakis

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The transition to a truly muscular democracy affected the royal families of both Greece and Great Britain throughout the tumultuous twentieth century. Here Panagiotis Dimitrakis unearths the details of British policy towards the kings of Greece, the special connection between the Windsors and the Glucksburgs during the Second World War, the Cold War and the Cyprus revolt, and finally the coming of the junta in Greece in 1967. He sheds light on notable members of Greek royal family and the controversies and secret diplomacy they were implicated in. This engaging and comprehensive history of Anglo-Greek relations provides an overview of Greek history with a unique focus on international relations. Drawing on Foreign Office and declassified American diplomatic and intelligence files as well as Greek archives and recently published diaries, "Greece and the English" will appeal to all those interested in Greek history, British history as well as the fate of monarchies in the modern world.

Author Info

Panagiotis Dimitrakis is a historian and military analyst. He completed his PhD in War Studies at King's College London and has contributed articles to the 'Journal of Modern Greek Studies' and the 'International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence'. He is the author of 'Greek Military Intelligence and the Crescent: Estimating the Turkish Threat - Crises, Leadership and Strategic Analyses, 1974-1996'.


'In 'Greece and the English', Panagiotis Dimitrakis offers readers a rich and sweeping account of royal diplomacy between Britain and Greece based on a thorough study of the available sources in both countries. This is a fine debut for a brilliant young historian.'
Dr Joe Maiolo, King's College London

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of Historical Studies

ISBN: 9781845118211
Publication Date: 29 May 2009
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 216
Width: 134

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