Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley

Philip, Prince of Greece (Hardback)

The Duke of Edinburgh's Early Life and the Greek Succession

P&S History Royal History

By John Carr, Constantinos Lagos
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 288
Illustrations: 16 pp black and white photos
ISBN: 9781526790828
Published: 30th April 2021

in_stock

£20.00 Introductory Offer

RRP £25.00

Note: If you have previously requested any release reminder emails for this product to the email address entered above, then the choice you make now about which format(s) of the product you wish to be reminded about will replace the choice you made last time.
You'll be £20.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Philip, Prince of Greece. What's this?
+£4.50 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £35
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates



Many books have been written about the life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, yet there always seem to be corners of his long life that have remained unexplored. In this long look back into his early years, Constantinos Lagos and John Carr uncover hitherto unknown aspects of Philip's life as a Greek prince and his gradual transformation from a mere appendage of the troubled Greek royal family to an enduring pillar of the British monarchy. For the first time, Lagos and Carr delve into neglected Greek archives for a fascinating picture of Philip's early Greek life and the constant insecurity that dogged his steps as his father Prince Andrew of Greece and mother Princess Alice struggled to order their own lives in the maelstrom of unstable and often violent Greek politics in a Europe sliding towards world war. The Greek royal family, in which Philip has his roots, is dealt with at length, to bring out the particular family history and circumstances that played no small part in shaping his personality.

Anyone curious about how Prince Philip actually grew up will find in this book a wealth of eye-opening, often startling details that will add more brush strokes to the portrait of the often-elusive but real Prince Philip.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About John Carr

John Carr is a retired journalist living in Athens. Now an established historian, his many previous books include The Defence and Fall of Greece 1940-41 and Mussolini's Defeat at Hill 731, March 1941.


About Constantinos Lagos

Constantinos Lagos holds a BA in History from Athens University and an MA and PhD in Ancient History from Durham University, UK. Since 2014 he has been a member of the international archaeological team excavating the ancient city of Tenea in Greece. 

More titles by John Carr

More titles by Constantinos Lagos

Other titles in Pen & Sword History...