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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47 Gisela was barely three years old, the Crown Prince a mere eight months.
Elisabeth accompanied her husband as far as Miirzzuschlag; when she left, she
implored his retinue, especially Count Griinne, "You will surely always remember
Princess Amalie suspected nothing. Furthermore, as luck would have it, she
happened to be in Budapest at the same time as Leopold, giving rise to many
awkward situations. Leopold's engagement to Gisela was settled after only a few
The separation was extremely hard on both — sixteen- year-old Gisela as well as
fourteen-year-old Rudolf. Gisela, too, sobbed as she said her good-byes. The
Emperor had tears in his eyes. "Nevertheless, the Princess, accompanied by her
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