"After that there was a general election and people were saying "Hang the Kaiser!""
Kaiser Willhelm II (centre) with Generals von Hindenberg and Ludendorff (1917)
Public DomainKaiser Willhelm II (centre) with Generals von Hindenberg and Ludendorff (1917) - Credit: unknown

 Willhelm II (1859-1941), generally known as The Kaiser, was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia.

Following Germany's defeat in the First World War, he signed the instrument of abdication on November 28th, 1918. He went into exile in the Netherlands.

Kaiser Willhelm was the grandson of Queen Victoria, but this did not prevent him becoming a much-hated figure in Britain during the war.

The general election referred to took place on December 14th, 1918. It resulted in a coalition government, with David Lloyd George remaining as Prime Minister.