The Six Month Kingdom: Albania 1914 was published in 2005, with a lengthy introduction by Gervase Belfield, genealogist with Debrett Ancestry Research Ltd. The book is based on the memoirs of Captain Duncan Heaton-Armstrong (1886-1969), an adventurous Irishman who was Private Secretary to the first King of Albania in 1914. Heaton-Armstrong tells the exciting story of the brief but turbulent reign of Prince William of Wied (1876-1945), a Protestant German prince who was persuaded to accept the throne of Albania by his ambitious wife and by the Great Powers of Europe. The small Balkan kingdom faced a serious Moslem rebellion before being engulfed by the First World War. The book tells of a miniature royal court seething with international intrigue, duplicity and betrayal.
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