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Imperial Twilight - The Story of Karl and Zita of Hungary Bertita Harding

Imperial Twilight - The Story of Karl and Zita of Hungary

Bertita Harding

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ISBN : 9781443721981
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392 pages
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IMPERIAL TWILIGHT THE STORY OF KARL AND ZITA OF HUNGARY By Bertita Harding Though 1 stop writing, 1 leave much in the in well . . . HORACE DAZANCOT BLUE RIBBON BOOKS GARDEN CITY NEW YORK Blue Ribbon Booths Copyright, 1939, by The Bobbs-MerrillMoreIMPERIAL TWILIGHT THE STORY OF KARL AND ZITA OF HUNGARY By Bertita Harding Though 1 stop writing, 1 leave much in the in well . . . HORACE DAZANCOT BLUE RIBBON BOOKS GARDEN CITY NEW YORK Blue Ribbon Booths Copyright, 1939, by The Bobbs-Merrill Company a Printed in the United States of America Photo Keller Tan r, Budapest, Karl and Zita in Hungarian coronation robes. To Sri, my mother CONTENTS THE PRINCE 13 THE EMPEROR 63 THE KING, 121 THE WIDOW . .,269 BIBLIOGRAPHY 327 INDEX, 333 ILLUSTRATIONS Karl and Zita in Hungarian coronation robes . Frontispiece FACING PAGE Karls father, Handsome Otto 14 Archduke Rudolfs suicide letter to his wife 15 Archduke Karl at the age of ten 32 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the former Countess Sofia Chotek 33 Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma at the time of her betrothal 48 Archduke Karl at the time of his betrothal 49 The little Crown Prince Otto between his parents at the funeral of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1916 .... 64 Emperor Karl, being anointed as King of Hungary on Royal Hill in Budapest 65 Archduke Otto wearing Hungarian court dress for the cor onation of his parents 80 Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma 81 Empress Zita and her four older children with their gov erness, Countess Schonborn 112 Emperor Karl visiting Sultan Mehmed V and Enver Pasha in Constantinople,113 Zita as Queen of Hungary 128 FACINC Famous Room of Persian Miniatures at Schonbrunn, used as boudoir by Empress Zita 129 Countess Ljubica Bombelles 144 Admiral Horthy, Regent of Hungary ...... 145 Archduke Albrecht, the Hungarian Pretender, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece 160 Maria Jeritza 161 Budapest, . 192 Grand staircase in Royal Palace at Buda 193 The Emperor-King and hisfamily in exile at Hertenstein Switzerland, .., , , 208 Julius Combos, head of the Honv i Ministry . ., . 209 Karl and Zita attending Mass before the battle of Budaors 240 Tihany Monastery on Lake Balaton ....... 241 The Quinta at Capo do Monte, Madeira ...... 256 Room at Capo do Monte, where died the Emperor Karl . 256 The Emperor Karls tomb at Madeira 257 Archduke Otto at his fathers funeral, 288 Zita and the children during the first year of her widow hood at Lequeitio 289 Castle Steenockerzeel in Brabant, Belgium 304 Archduke Otto in 1938 .... 305 PART ONE THE PRINCE