Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia Characters

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King Alexander I

King Alexander I became king of Yugoslavia in 1921. He had fought in World War I and believed passionately in the ideal of a Yugoslav state. However, ethnic and political divisions within the new kingdom were acute. Croats demanded independence and there were so many political parties that stable government proved impossible. In 1929 Alexander abolished the constitution and ruled as a dictator. He was assassinated in 1934 in Marseille, France - an event that first aroused Rebecca West's interest in Yugoslavia.

Nedyelyko Chabrinovich

Nedyelyko Chabrinovich was one of the Serb conspirators in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He threw a bomb that missed the archduke but wounded his aide-de-camp (camp assistant). Chabrinovich was sentenced to twenty years in prison.

Constantine

Constantine is a close friend of West and her husband. He accompanies them on most of their travels. A forty-six-year-old poet, Constantine, who is a Serb...

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