"and the Kaiser"
The Kaiser at Gallipoli (2nd left), October 1917
Public DomainThe Kaiser at Gallipoli (2nd left), October 1917 - Credit: unknown

Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) was the last Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia.

He succeeded his father as King and Emperor in 1888, and ruled until his forced abdication at the end of the First World War in 1918.

In spite of being a grandson of Queen Victoria, his role as Germany's wartime leader inevitably made him a hate figure to the British people and their allies.

Listen to Kaiser Wilhelm addressing the German people in 1914: