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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They were very clever at exploiting for their own purposes the young Empress's
isolation at the Viennese court and her differences with the anti-Hungarian
Archduchess Sophie. In the conflict between the Empress and the court, Ida was
She was twenty-eight years old, Andrassy was forty-two. Hungarian matters were
in a state of flux. After the Emperor had made concessions during his visit to
Hungary, a delegation of the Hungarian parliament, headed by the Prince
Empress ordered her to ask Max Falk of all people to give her Hungarian lessons
. The Countess was anti-Hungarian in any case, and Falk was Jewish to boot. He
, too, was taken aback at the request. "I replied that, thank God, I was long since ...
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