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THE HABSBURGS—MORE THAN THE JAW PART 2

YESTERDAY WE RECOUNTED origins of the Habsburg’s 1000-year dynasty. Today in Part 2, we learn how nearly two centuries of inbreeding led to its royal downfall, not to say a … Continue reading

October 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE HABSBURGS—MORE THAN THE JAW PART 1

I KNEW VERY little about the Habsburg royals, other than Emperor Joseph II being Mozart’s Amadeus patron and Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1913 assassination precipitating World War I. Mixed fame, I … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · Leave a comment