The Day A Royal Tutor Tried To Pry Information Out Of Frederick The Soldier King.

by Daniel Russ on December 22, 2012

Frederick The Great

Frederick The Great

 

 

Frederick the Great was talking to his tutor, Christoph Von Kalckstein. Von Kalckstein was trying to pry information away from the Soldier King.

 

 

Von Kalckstein: “Your majesty, am I right in thinking there is going to be a war?”

 

 

Frederick: “Who can tell?”

 

 

Von Kalckstein: “These troop movements seem aimed at Silesia.”

 

 

Frederick: “Can you keep a secret, my old tutor?”

 

 

Von Kalckstein: “Of course, your majesty.”

 

 

Frederick: “So can I.”

 

 

Source: Military Anecdotes by Geoffrey Regan, Carlton Books. 1992.



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