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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First she set her sights on the House of Hohenzollern as a way to improve the
problematic relations between Austria and Prussia and to secure again Austria's
dominance in Germany. To gain this political end, she would even have put up
20 The political situation, especially relations with Prussia, worsened rapidly
during these weeks. There were long conferences about possible preparations
for war. Ludwig von Benedek was named commander in chief of the troops in ...
Prussia, as did the other South German lands which, four years earlier, had been
allied with Austria against Prussia. Intervention on the part of Austria on the side
of France would therefore have taken her into the war against her former ...
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