Tsar Boris III (1918 – 1943)

“POLITICS IS NOT A SCIENCE, BUT ART”: these words of Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor of Germany, were often cited by Tsar Ferdinand in the presence of his sons, the crown prince Boris and Kiril of Preslav. Boris III realized what his father had meant as soon as he took the helm in the autumn of 1918. He was crowned with all due honors, but only after his father had been forced to abdicate and take the blame for the two national disasters the Second Balkan War and World War I. Prince Boris of Turnovo took over the crown and a burdensome heritage with it.

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