Windsor and Habsburg: The British and Austrian Reigning Houses, 1848-1922 by John Van der Kiste

Windsor and Habsburg: The British and Austrian Reigning Houses, 1848-1922 by John Van der Kiste newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Alan Sutton, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: This is a study of relations between Britain and Austria as seen through personal and political connections between the families of Queen Victoria and Emperor Francis Joseph, from the year of revolutions in 1848 to the post-Great War era and death of Emperor Charles. Though their relationship was never cemented by close family ties, both empires were on friendly terms throughout the nineteenth century, surviving such obstacles as Lord Palmerstons unashamed support of anti-Austrian belligerence in Italy and Hungary, and Empress Elizabeths ill-timed hunting expeditions in Ireland during the home rule controversy. The Prince of Wales was a close friend of Austria and the ill-fated Crown Prince Rudolf, a friendship which survived the letters death and lasted for most of King Edward VIIs reign. Though Britain and Austria were theoretically enemies during the Great War, after his abdication Emperor Charles owed much of his safety in exile, if not his life, to King George V. Here are several fascinating sidelights on contemporary royalty which have received little attention from biographers and until now never in one volume.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 172 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

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