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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They too had fled to "Possi," leaving their husbands behind in Rome. That there
were difficulties in Marie's marriage all the family knew. Queen Marie of Saxony,
for example, wrote that the King of Naples was "very undeveloped when it comes
Sisi, for her part, wrote to her husband about her (only) official visiting day on
Wight — "the most fatiguing day of the whole trip," she noted. "The Queen was
very friendly, said nothing unpleasant, but I do not care for her. ... I was altogether
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 assassins were supposed to be more likely] and let the Emperor sit
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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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