Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires

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iUniverse, 2012 - 640 頁
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Augusta Victoria, Mary, Alexandra, and Zita were four women who were born to rule. In "Imperial Requiem," Justin C. Vovk narrates the epic story of four women who were married to the reigning monarchs of Europe's last empires during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Using a diverse array of primary and secondary sources, letters, diary entries, and interviews with descendants, Vovk provides an in-depth look into the lives of four extraordinary women who stayed faithfully at their husbands' sides throughout the cataclysm of the First World War and the tumultuous years that followed. At the centers of these four great monarchies were Augusta Victoria, Germany's revered empress whose unwavering commitment to her bombastic husband made her a national icon; Mary, whose Cinderella story and immense personal strength made her the soul of the British monarchy through some of its greatest crises; Alexandra, the ill-fated tsarina who helped topple the Russian monarchy through her ineffective rule; and Zita, the resolute empress of Austria whose story of loss and exile captivated the world's attention for seven decades.

"Imperial Requiem" shares the fascinating story of four princesses who married for love, graced imperial thrones, and watched as their beloved worlds were torn apart by war, revolution, heartache, and loss.

 

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Imperial Forge 185873
3
Sleeping Beauty 187383
24
NinetyNine Days 188488
51
Bitter Tears 188992
65
A Touch of Destiny 189294
86
The Age of Empires
103
A Little Scrubby Hessian Princess AprilNovember 1894
105
Only Give Me a Chance 18951901
117
Hated Humbled Rejected MarchNovember 1917
332
Into the Abyss November 1917May 1918
343
The House of Special Purpose MayJuly 1918
354
The Fall of Eagles JulyNovember 1918
366
Twilight and Shadow
389
The Edge of Night November 1918April 1919
391
The Quest for the Crown 191920
403
The Last Journey 192021
411

The Weight of the World 190104
144
A Mothers Heart 190506
166
Lifes Unexpected Trials 190510
186
We Must Help Each Other Get to Heaven 191011
215
The Little One Will Not Die 191214
236
The Gathering Storm MayJune 1914
256
The Great Tragedy
267
The Call to Arms JulyAugust 1914
269
I Am an Officer with All My Body and Soul 191415
284
Apocalypse Rising JanuaryDecember 1916
296
May God Bless Your Majesty December 1916
309
Imperial Endgame JanuaryMarch 1917
321
I Cant Go On Much Longer JanuaryApril 1922
427
Return to Grace 192228
438
The Tinge of Sunset 192836
451
For the Love of a Woman 193653
466
The Last Empress 194089
493
Epilogue
505
Endnotes
512
Bibliography
557
Index
573
Back Cover
606
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Justin C. Vovk is the author of In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa. He is an independent journalist and historian who resides in Hamilton, Ontario.

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