Friday, February 22, 2013

Massimiliano e Carlotta, an Italian blog

Today a correspondent sent me to this link to a picture-rich Italian blog at facebook:

As many Mexicans do not know, Maximilian and Carlota served as vicroy and vicereine of Lombardy Veneto-- as Massimiliano e Carlotta-- with their palace at Monza. That did not work out, as the Italians were none too happy with Austrian rule and the Kaiser, Maximilian's older brother, did not consider the youthful Maximilian sufficiently heavy-handed. Maximilian and Carlota then retired to Trieste, and from there, received Louis Napoleon and the Mexican monarchists' offer of the so-called "cactus throne."


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