Ferdinand has finally accepted and Bulgaria finally has a monarch once again. But that doesn't mean his becoming Prince of Bulgaria will be easy. He needs to navigate a delicate international situation, dodge assassination attempts, and adapt to conditions in Sofia.
Major Characters in this Episode
Tsar Alexander III of Russia
Princess Clémentine of Orléans
Otto Von Bismarck
Timeline for this Episode
1887, June 28th - The government of Vasil Radoslavov resigns in support of the candidacy of knyaz Alexander Battenberg. Succeeded by the cabinet of Constantine Stoilov.
1887, July 29th - Ferdinand boards the steamer Orient on his way to Bulgaria.
1887, August 1st - Ferdinand is crowned in Tarnovo.
1887, August 20th - The government of Stefan Stambolov. His supporters gradually form the new governing Popular Liberal party with the newspaper “Freedom”.
1887, August 30th - The martial law enforced after the 1886 coup is lifted.