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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Ludovika's oldest daughter, Helene, was the right age for the Emperor, even if
she constituted a far less distinguished match than the first two young ladies.
After all, she was descended merely from a collateral Bavarian line — not, like
During this trip, Elisabeth showed considerable courage. She would not be
stopped from accompanying her husband on all formal visits. Elisabeth told her
daughter, "In the carriage I insisted on sitting on the land side [where armed
Rudolf's marriage to Stephanie, daughter of the King of the Belgians, placed an
additional strain on family relations. Elisabeth in particular stubbornly maintained
her dislike of her daughter-in-law. But when young Stephanie showed an ...
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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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