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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... Archduke of Austria; Grand Duke of Tuscany and Cracow; Duke of Lorraine, of
Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, and Bukovina; Grand Duke of Transylvania,
Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Upper and Lower Silesia, of 4 THE RELUCTANT ...
She did not know the first thing about politics.9 The father of the prospective bride
, Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, was not at all to Sophie's taste. True, he was the
most popular Wittelsbach of his time; but popularity was hardly a quality with
And here the imperial bride was not proof against criticism, for her ancestral line
included a Princess Arenberg (the mother of her father, Duke Max). Though the
Arenbergs were a family of the high aristocracy, they were not royal — not, that is,
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biography of Empress of Austria — Queen of Hungary + Queen of Bavaria young marriage King Franz Rudolf — Hapsburg line — many deaths, murder, suicide she was anorexic, borderline perso. Interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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