The Lonely Empress: a Biography of Elizabeth of Austria
The lonely Empress: a biography of Elizabeth of Austria
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004 (first edition 1965)
Born Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria in 1837, she married her cousin Emperor Francis Joseph when she was only 16. Her elder sister Helene had been chosen as his prospective bride, and indeed educated for the position of Empress, but when he was introduced to the family he only had eyes for Elizabeth, known in the fami...