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List of Figures

Fig. 1 – Queen Victoria


Fig. 2: Queen Victoria´s Family Tree


Fig.3 - King Edward VII


Fig. 4 – German Kaiser Wilhelm II

Fig 5 – Nine sovereigns at Buckingham Palace after Edward VII´s funeral

Fig. 6 – Tsar Nicholas II and King George V


Fig. 7 – Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary


Fig. 8 – Lord Kitchener on the war poster


Fig. 9 - Queen Mary and Princess Mary during the First World War


Fig. 10 - Display Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, Tower of London


Fig. 11: The reigning British sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II

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Fig. 12: The fourth generation of the King V´s descendants.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, future throne heir (in the middle), his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and his brother, Prince Henry of Wales by the Tower of London


1 In 1689 the Parliament decided to place the King under its influence by the Bill of Rights. (Lee, 1927, p.33)

2 The cases of Mr.Arthur Lynch, Mr.George Edalji,Captain Frederick Ponsonby, etc. (Lee, 1927, p.40-43)

3 The Boer Wars were conflicts in 1899-1902 between Britain and the Boers (forces of the South African Republic and the Republic of Orange Free State) over the territories in South Africa resulting in the Britain´s victory. (Pretorius, 2011)

4 Members of the committee were Lord Esher, Sir John Fisher and Sir George Sydenham Clarke. (Lee, p.194-5)

5 The Home Fleet was to become the Channel Fleet (12 battleships) and the old Channel Fleet converted into the Atlantic Fleet (8 battleships) with its base at Gibraltar. The Mediterranean Fleet (8 battleships) was to retain its base at Malta. (Lee, 1927, p.330)

6 . Haldane´s scheme aimed “to adapt the Reserve Forces Act to training special contingents to serve with regulars when needed and to enlarge the ambit of the Army Reserve as a striking force.” (Lee, 1927, p.501).

7 General Hadden, Major-General Douglas Haig and Sir John Fisher (Lee, 1927, p. 505)

8 Joseph Chamberlain, politician and stateman, a father of a future Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

9 Fashoda crisis was a dispute between Britain and France in Eastern Africa in 1898 which resulted in the British diplomatic victory and French humiliation.(Jones, 2014)

10 The Second Moroccan Crisis was the event in 1911 when the German cruiser Panther was sent to the Moroccan harbour of Agadir as a reaction to French „agression“ claimed by Germany. France was backed by Britain and Russia and Germany was forced back. (Second Moroccan Crisis, n.d.)

11 Duma (“State Assembly”),  elected legislative body that, along with the State Council, constituted the imperial Russian legislature from 1906 until its dissolution at the time of the March 1917 Revolution (Duma, n.d.)

12 Alfred, Count von Schlieffen, German officer and head of the general staff who developed the plan of attack, Schlieffen Plan, that the German armies used, with significant changes, at the outbreak of WWI. (Alfred, Count von Schlieffen., n.d.).

13 Sir Grey´s speech is available on:

14 Deptford is the south-eastern part of London by the river Thames.

15 The Lutisania was a liner that was on the way from the United States to Liverpool. On May 7, 1915 it was hit by German submarine, the liner sank within only 20 minutes with a loss of 1198 lives. (Lusitania, 2014)

16 The Roll of the Peerage is an officially compiled and maintained list, intended to contain the names of all living peers. Available on
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