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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In the mid-1860s, for reasons of age, Deak passed on his most important political
offices to Count Gyula Andrassy. Andrassy, too, kept up a regular
correspondence with Ida Ferenczy, assuming the role of fatherly friend. Elisabeth
knew Gyula ...
The news that the beautiful Empress — inspired by Ida's enthusiasm — had cast
an eye on Gyula Andrassy spread through Hungary like wildfire. Such gossip
surely contributed to solidifying Andrassy's position in domestic affairs. Elisabeth
Viennese gossip dealt at great length with this "only" child, determined to
recognize none other than Gyula Andrassy as the father. When these tales
reached the Empress's ears, they only increased her hatred of the Viennese court
.88 Franz ...
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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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