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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Public pressure on the Emperor increased to create a modern state, and
especially to grant a constitution. The birth was a difficult one. Elisabeth
recovered slowly, especially as she was not allowed to nurse the baby and
therefore suffered ...
Sisi's mother, however, went on to mention the "very melancholy" letters from the
young Empress, her unhappiness about "the great distance and long separation,"
especially from her children. "She longs enormously for home, for the emperor ...
Archduchess Sophie in particular never concealed the fact that she considered
the Magyars as a whole, and especially the Magyar aristocrats, a rebellious
people because they expressed a self- confidence and pride that an absolute
ruler by ...
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