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 mood brightened especially whenever the Empress appeared in public —
when, for example, she attended one of the military reviews, appearing on
horseback at her husband's side. Her riding skills found many admirers in
Then came dressing (either in her fencing costume, if she intended to fence, or
her riding habit, if she was going to the riding school to practice) . All these
activities amply filled the morning. At dinner, however, the Empress made up for
In 1875, therefore, almost as a compromise, she added to her schedule a stay of
several weeks for riding and bathing in Normandy. She stayed at the old castle of
Sassetot, the grounds of which had room for many English-style hurdles.
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