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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Shortly after his return from the trip he had taken with his wife, he wrote to Sophie:
I beg you most earnestly to judge Sisi with forbearance if perhaps she is too
jealous a mother — after all, she is such a devoted wife and mother! If you would
The Emperor himself then informed his wife about the principal provisions of the
Truce of Nikolsburg. It allowed "the integrity of Austria and Saxony [to be]
preserved, we leave Germany entirely and pay 20 million thalers. What the
Prussians do ...
The Emperor was constantly concerned and often did not even know where his
wife, away on one of her far- ranging travels, happened to be. Franz Joseph to
Katharina Schratt in 1890: "How happy I would be if I could talk over my fears for
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