The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World

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In The Assassination of the Archduke, Greg King and Sue Woolmans offer readers a vivid account of the lives – and cruel deaths - of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved Sophie. Combining royal biography, romance, and political assassination, the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred, taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling, fascinating human drama. As moving as the fabled romance of Nicholas and Alexandra, as dramatic as Mayerling, Sarajevo resonates with love and loss, triumph and tragedy in a vibrant and powerful narrative. It lays bare the lethal circumstances surrounding that fateful Sunday morning in 1914, examining not only the Serbian conspiracy that killed Franz and Sophie but also insinuations about the hidden powers in Vienna that may well have sent them to their deaths.

With a Foreword from the Archduke's great-granddaughter, Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, and drawing on a wide variety of unpublished sources and with unique access to previously restricted Hungarian and Czech archives, including Sophie’s diaries and family papers, King and Woolmans have written the most comprehensive account of this momentous event available in English. In doing so, they offer readers an intriguing and startlingly revisionist look at this most famous of Archdukes, his family, and their momentous collision with destiny in 1914.

In The Assassination of the Archduke, Greg King and Sue Woolmans offer readers a vivid account of the lives – and cruel deaths – of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved Sophie. Combining royal biography, romance, and political assassination, the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred, taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling, fascinating human drama. As moving as the fabled romance of Nicholas and Alexandra, as dramatic as Mayerling, Sarajevo resonates with love and loss, triumph and tragedy in a vibrant and powerful narrative. It lays bare the lethal circumstances surrounding that fateful Sunday morning in 1914, examining not only the Serbian conspiracy that killed Franz and Sophie but also insinuations about the hidden powers in Vienna that may well have sent them to their deaths.

With a Foreword from the Archduke’s great-granddaughter, Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, and drawing on a wide variety of unpublished sources and with unique access to previously restricted Hungarian and Czech archives, including Sophie’s diaries and family papers, King and Woolmans have written the most comprehensive account of this momentous event available in English. In doing so, they offer readers an intriguing and startlingly revisionist look at this most famous of Archdukes, his family, and their momentous collision with destiny in 1914.

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On 28 June 1914 the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Sophie, were killed by an assassin's bullets on a state visit to Sarajevo - shots 'that rang round the world' and which led, just four weeks later, to the outbreak of the First World War.
The Assassination of the Archduke offers readers a vivid account of their lives - and cruel deaths - set against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred. Taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling human drama, it lays bare the lethal circumstances surrounding the death of this most famous of archdukes, his family, and their momentous collision with destiny in 1914.

'Carefully separates fact from fiction . . . [and] brings the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie to life' Carolyn Harris, royalhistorian.com

'Marvellous . . . put it on your Christmas list and if nobody buys it for you, then purchase it yourself . . . Simply wonderful' Random Jottings Books of the Year

'A rich biography . . . one that inspires genuine pity for and anger on behalf of its main subjects and their children' Bookbag

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King, Greg; Woolmans, Sue
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