New PDF release: The Last King of Poland

New PDF release: The Last King of Poland

By Adam Zamoyski

One evening in December 1755, Stanisław Antoni Poniatowski, the twenty-three-year-old secretary to the British Ambassador in St Petersburg, was once brought into the bed room of the Grand Duchess Catherine Alekseyevna. This marked the start of a torrid and clandestine affair which resulted in Stanisław being topped King of Poland in 1764.

The younger king was once a speeding determine within the most interesting eighteenth-century culture. He was once an ideal representation of the contradictions of Europe's ideological and spiritual viewpoints: he worshipped cause yet was once led by means of the guts; professed Catholicism yet believed in windfall; toyed with the occult and practised freemasonry.

A nice believer in paintings and schooling, he spent fortunes on cultural initiatives, and discovering that he used to be blocked politically by way of Catherine, he positioned his energies right into a social and inventive regeneration of his state. He remodeled the temper and outlook of his state and taken it to a brand new part of reform and independence, culminating within the passing of the structure in 1791, hailed in Britain, France and the U.S. as one of many maximum occasions of the century.

Poland's neighbours, in spite of the fact that, considered this beacon of liberty of their midst with alarm, and as they invaded and partitioned it, Stanislaw was once compelled to observe the destruction of his life's paintings, and eventually pressured to abdicate, a damaged guy, deceived and disenchanted.

‘The final King of Poland’ is the wealthy and captivating tale of a private dream with the entire components of grand tragedy, whereas whilst a tremendous chronicle of the beginning and demise of liberalism in Poland and the institution of Russian energy in Europe.

‘Intelligent, impressively reasearched, fantastically written.’ – Neal Ascherson, The self sufficient on Sunday.

‘Writing jap eu background is nearly actually a nightmare: a floor of operetta, underneath which lurk never-ending, it appears unnecessary, problems, all finishing in catastrophe. Adam Zamoyski has risen with nice triumph above this, and has contributed a piece of genuine scholarship that also is remarkably effortless to read.’ – Norman Stone, The Sunday instances.

‘A pleasant instance of the biographer's artwork, with a textual content as delicate to the subject's character because it is professional within the affairs of the subject's times.’ – Norman Davies, the days Literary complement.

‘A story packed with pathos, and Zamoyski tells it well.’ – Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Telegraph.

Count Adam Stefan Zamoyski is a historian and a member of the traditional Zamoyski kin of Polish the Aristocracy. His books comprise ‘The Forgotten Few’, ‘Holy insanity: Romantics, Patriots and Revolutionaries’, and ‘Paderewski’.

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One evening in December 1755, Stanisław Antoni Poniatowski, the twenty-three-year-old secretary to the British Ambassador in St Petersburg, used to be brought into the bed room of the Grand Duchess Catherine Alekseyevna. This marked the start of a torrid and clandestine affair which resulted in Stanisław being topped King of Poland in 1764.

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