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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discrepancy between a clear-thinking, sensitive woman and her exploitation as a
court figure, and a court figure above. On April 20, 1854, Duchess Elisabeth of
Bavaria left her native city of Munich. The future Empress was not informed that
Hermann von Witzleben and Ilka von Vignau, Die Herzoge in Bayern (Munich,
1976), pp. 197ff. 30. Festetics, from Possenhofen, September 19 and 17, 1872.
31. Schnurer, pp. 2o8ff. 32. Sexau Papers, Ludovika to Marie of Saxony,
source must be given credence over a letter from Prince Philipp Eulenburg to
Herbert Count Bismarck of August 5, 1886, which is based on Munich gossip and
describes Elisabeth's alleged plan to flee with Ludwig II. "She intended driving to
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