elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
When I was a little girl, the trilogy about Sissi, the unfortunate Austrian empress, was shown pretty much every Christmas season. I would always watch it. I remember my fascination with the beautiful Romy Schneider, and the glitz and glamour of the imperial court. Everything looked like a fairytale. I may not have felt like
Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing two novels. Enjoy! The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki Beautiful, romantic, tragic. The story of the Austrian Empress Sisi has captivated successive generations.Born into Bavarian royalty, Elisabeth, who had received an informal upbringing, was suddenly thrust into the spotlight at the tender age of 16, when she married the young,