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'The cultural self-fashioning of Frederick the Great'

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The impressive material assets Frederick inherited when he came to the throne of Prussia in 1740 were counter-balanced by the serious psychological damage inflicted by his father’s astonishingly brutal regime. This illustrated lecture will discuss how he then set about creating for himself an environment in which he could recover his self-respect and express his cultural and sexual preferences.

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