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Elisabeth in Bavaria

The Year of Empress Elisabeth – Sisi & her daughter-in-law Stéphanie of Belgium (Part three)

Read part two here. Their duties soon took them away from their young daughter. Stéphanie and Rudolf visited Constantinople and Bulgaria, followed by visits to Carinthia, Carniola, Tyrol, Albania, Greece and Montenegro. They returned to Belgium to celebrate Stéphanie’s father’s 50th birthday in 1885. The following year, both Rudolf and Stéphanie became ill. Stéphanie was [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News June 2022

*contains affiliate links* Blood, Fire and Gold: The story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici  Hardcover – 30 June 2022 (UK & US) This is a story of two remarkable visionaries: a story of blood, fire and gold. It is also a tale of ceaseless calculation, of love and rivalry, of war and wisdom [read more]