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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CHAPTER EIGHT THE QUEEN RIDES TO HOUNDS n 1873, the year of the
World Exhibition, Elisabeth met more social obligations than in any year before or
after — though more under duress than of her own free will, and with many of her
But he could not easily keep up with the competition offered by Esterhazy,
Liechtenstein, and Batthyany; after all, he was the imperial and royal foreign
minister, had his hands full with work, and could not spend his days on fancy
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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