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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The tenacity with which Sophie clung to her intention to pluck a German princess
for the Viennese court is evident in her third plan, hatched with her sister,
Duchess Ludovika of Bavaria. Ludovika's oldest daughter, Helene, was the right
age for ...
Duchess Ludovika was worried, because the lessons were not progressing very
well: "Unfortunately, my children have no facility in learning foreign languages,
and in social circles here, the speaking of French is noticeably decreasing."32
She was named Gisela — after the Bavarian wife of the first Christian King of
Hungary, Stephen I. This time Duchess Ludovika was the godmother, though she
was not present at the christening and was represented by Archduchess Sophie
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