The Reluctant Empress
Knopf, 1986 - 410 Seiten
Extremely interesting biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the beautifland mysterious Queen who was the Romantic idol of 19th-century Europe and wasassassinated in 1898.
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This innocent pleasure, however, was immediately forbidden by Archduchess
Sophie. For the Emperor and Empress were entitled to be escorted to the theater
by carefully specified court officials.28 Sophie was always concerned with ...
30 Sophie also wrote to Bavaria about "our dear young couple," who, in the "rural
seclusion" of Laxenburg "spent the happiest honeymoon. ... Until then I was
alone all day long and was afraid of the moment when Archduchess Sophie
49 On the morning of May 27, 1872, Archduchess Sophie — "this spiritually
powerful woman," as Crenneville wrote — died. The Emperor's heavy grief was
visible to all. The Swiss envoy reported to Bern, "For the Emperor, the loss of his ...
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