The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Habsburg Archduke who created a kingdom in the new world (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Habsburg Archduke who created a kingdom in the new world

Author: Edward Shawcross
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the 1860s, Napoleon III persuaded a young Austrian Archduke and a Belgian princess to leave Europe and become the Emperor and Empress of Mexico. Political novices Maximilian and Carlota accepted the throne and arrived in a Mexico newly pacified by a French army of 30,000 troops ruled by terror, pushing Mexico's great revolutionary leader Benito Juarez to the American border. Maximilian and Carlotta were unable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico; Carlota, Empress consort of Maximilian Emperor of Mexico; Carlota, Empress consort of Maximilian Emperor of Mexico; Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Shawcross
ISBN: 9781541674196 1541674197
OCLC Number: 1252738099
Description: vii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The plot against Mexico --
The Archduke and the princess --
French invasion --
The Mexican crown --
Emperor and empress --
Liberal empire --
The end of the affair --
Abdication crisis --
Under siege --
The trial.
Other Titles: Dramatic story of the Habsburg Archduke who created a kingdom in the new world
Responsibility: Edward Shawcross.

Abstract:

"In the 1860s, Napoleon III persuaded a young Austrian Archduke and a Belgian princess to leave Europe and become the Emperor and Empress of Mexico. Political novices Maximilian and Carlota accepted the throne and arrived in a Mexico newly pacified by a French army of 30,000 troops ruled by terror, pushing Mexico's great revolutionary leader Benito Juarez to the American border. Maximilian and Carlotta were unable to raise new taxes and found themselves simultaneously contending with France's threats to withdraw troops and battling Juarez's resurgent forces. When America aided Juarez in pushing back Maximilian's imperial soldiers, their regime fell apart. Maximilian was executed by a firing squad and Carlota descended into madness, spending the rest of her long life secluded in a Belgian castle"--

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