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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Weckbecker: "She presented me to the charming Princess, who was stricken with
extreme embarrassment and told me shyly that she did not know whether and
how she would manage without the dancing master." Weckbecker reassured the
For a long time, the Viennese, especially in high society, had racked their brains
about who would be their empress. Many princesses had been discussed.
Elisabeth of Bavaria had never figured in the speculations. Impatiently, the city
about the "Prussians," Elisabeth really did make active efforts. She maintained
good, even cordial, relations with the German Crown Prince and his wife,
especially with Crown Princess Victoria, who was about the same age and very
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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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this is about one of the most famous women in the world, empress elizabeth of austria, who after living a wild free life at the age of 16, and deeply in love marries the young emperor of austria franz ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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