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Sophia, 1870-1932 (Queen of Greece)



Sophia (1870-1932), eldest daughter of Emperor Frederick of Germany, married Constantine, Duke of Sparta in 1889. He became King in 1913; abdicated in 1917 in favour of his second son Alexander; returned as King on Alexander's death, 1920; abdicated in favour of his eldest son George, 1922; and died, 1923. Their eldest daughter married Prince Carol, later King of Romania. Queen Sophia lived at the end of her life in Florence, where she came into contact with many British people. Revd Royston W. Cole, Curate of Birchington on Sea, Kent; Vicar of Elmsted, 1930.

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Sophia, Queen of Greece: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8783
Scope and Contents

13 letters to the Revd Royston W. Cole, containing family, religious and general news, 14 August 1928 - 1 August 1931; 2 letters from Angelique Coutostavlos, Lady in waiting, to Royston W. Cole, 18 June and 28 December 1929; 1 letter from Margery Bennett, Royal Palace, Bucharest, 23 September [1930]; a signed photograph of Queen Sophia; obituaries; newscuttings and greetings cards.

Dates: 1928-1932
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