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In the shadow of the empress : the defiant lives of Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette, and her daughters / Nancy Goldstone.

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North Kansas City Public Library 940.25 GOLDSTONE 2021 (Text) 0001002386991 Nonfiction New Available -

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-591) and index.
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Introduction -- Maria Theresa. An imperial decree ; Archduchess of Austria ; Queen of Hungary ; Queen of Bohemia ; Holy Roman Empress ; Imperial affairs ; The Sisterhood of the Three Petticoats -- Three Imperial princesses: Maria Christina, Maria Carolina, and Marie Antoinette. The favorite ; An archduchess in love ; The understudy ; Queen of Naples ; The little one ; Dauphine of France ; An imperial divide ; The Queen takes control ; Queen of France ; Diamonds and debt -- In the shadow of the Empress. Betrayal in Brussels ; The Queen takes a stand ; A desperate gamble ; Terror and tragedy ; A death in Vienna ; The lady, the Lord Admiral, and the Queen ; The Corsican and the Queen -- Epilogue.
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Chronicles the sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa--one of the most renowned women rulers in history--and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.
Empress Maria Theresa was a sovereign of uncommon strength and vision, the only woman ever to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg Empire in her own name. Goldstone tells her sprawling saga of the Empress, and of three of her daughters, unfolding against a backdrop of brilliant courts from Vienna to Versailles, embracing the exotic lure of Napes and Sicily, and wrapped in desire, adventure, ambition, treachery, sorrow, and glory. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, 1717-1780.
Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, 1717-1780 > Family.
Maria Christine, consort of Albrecht Kasimir, Duke of Saxe-Teschen, 1742-1798.
Maria Carolina, Queen, consort of Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies, 1752-1814.
Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793.
Europe > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Europe > History > 18th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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