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The Many Affairs of Crown Prince Rudolf

by Greg King and Penny Wilson On a snowy January morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate

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Posted in Modern History

Echoes of Mayerling: The Unlikely Career of Countess Marie Larisch

by Greg King and Penny Wilson By 1918, the Austro-Hungarian and the German Empires had collapsed into nothingness.  Imperial families were stripped of their titles and relegated to the status of citizen; their laws and traditions were wiped away and—absent

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Posted in Modern History

Lessons from the Sinking of the Lusitania

NYT Lusitania Headline

by Greg King As epic human tragedy the story has everything: a great ocean liner; a glittering cast of millionaires, actresses, suffragettes and scandalous lovers; and a terrible disaster played out over eighteen brutal minutes. On the afternoon of May

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Posted in Military History, Modern History
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