ECLIPSE OF KINGS: European Monarchies in the Twentieth Century by Denis Judd

ECLIPSE OF KINGS: European Monarchies in the Twentieth Century

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Herr Hapsburg, the taxi is waiting"" . . . and so in November 1918 the last Austro-Hungarian emperor left quietly for exile in Switzerland. Here--briefly told, extensively pictured--are the last glory days and the later lives of the Hohenzollerns, the Hapsburgs, the Romanovs; the short, serio-comic reigns of the Balkan kings (remember Zog?); the adaptable monarchies of Belgium and the Netherlands; and the unceremonious royal houses of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Judd, responsible earlier for the House of Windsor (1974), is a straightforward chronicler who acknowledges his subjects' merits and doesn't gloat over their sins. A field day for royalty-watchers and a boon for those curious souls who wonder Where They Are Now.

Pub Date: Aug. 5th, 1976
Publisher: Stein & Day