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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But the summer castle of Possenhofen on Lake Starnberg was far less
distinguished. It was not long before Vienna heard of the "beggars' household"
that was said to be the future Empress's family background. Even twenty years
At the height of the crisis, young King Ludwig II, disgusted by the political
dealings, retired to his Rose Island in Lake Starnberg. For days, the ... Instead,
Ludwig used the time to set off a splendid fireworks display on the lake. The
The waters of Lake Starnberg, where Ludwig II had perished, held a particularly
strong attraction for her. Marie Valerie was one of the few people who clearly
understood Elisabeth's poor emotional state. Her diary records her concern at the
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