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Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary

Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary - George P. Upton 3.5 stars

Having visited Hungry lately I was intrigued by Elisabeth(also known as Sisi) Empress consort of Austria-Queen of Hungary 1837 - 1898 (assassinated).

The wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Elizabeth was born into Bavarian royalty and enjoyed an informal upbringing before marrying at the early age of 16. She led an interesting and somewhat sad life and I wanted to learn more about Sisi as she was so loved by the Hungarian people.

I had some difficulty getting a book on kindle that was factual as opposed to fiction but I happened to come accross this short book by George P Upton and felt at 70 pages it might give me an insight into Sisi's life. It did present the facts and was just what I was looking for.

I did enjoy reading and learning about this beautiful and intriguing lady and am glad to say finished it wanting more. I have a few other books lined up which may give me a more comprehensive insight into her life and I am really looking forward to those.
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