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The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: “A Living Testament to the Importance of Beauty in the Everyday World”

By Greg King and Penny Wilson In The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at the legendary liner and her tragic fate. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new

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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

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