A Heart for Europe

The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary

Joanna & James Bogle

The First World War began with the shooting of Archduke Franz Ferdinard at Sarajevo.  The shape of Europe for the rest of the century was decided by the four years of fighting from 1914-1918, and the decisions made by the victors in the aftermath of the war. Yet what of the man who tried to make peace - the young ‘Peace Emperor’ Charles of Austria.  It is impossible to comprehend the story of those momentous years, without understanding this remarkable man.

A Heart for Europe tell the tragic story of this brave ruler, who died in exile in 1922.

978 085244 173 2

184 pages  Illustrated


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