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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The pedigrees of the Bavarian court ladies, they pointed out, were far from
impeccable. Therese Fiirstenberg, one of Archduchess Sophie's ladies-in-waiting
, for example, wrote to Austria, "My colleagues, five in number, with one exception
By now the ladies-in-waiting were no longer selected according to the customary
aristocratic rankings, for the position had stopped being considered desirable.
Sound feet and an excellent physical and mental constitution had become the ...
Wherever she was, she was under the watchful eye of a great many people, from
the chambermaid through the footmen to the ladies-in-waiting and members of
the family. Given these circumstances, secrets were impossible. Thus, everyone ...
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