Mexico’s Ill-Fated Austrian Emperor

History Extra | 9 February 2022 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Edward Shawcross about his book The Last Emperor of Mexico: The Dramatic Story of the Habsburg Archduke Who Created a Kingdom in the New World. Discusses the disastrous attempt to install a Habsburg archduke, Ferdinand Maximilian, as emperor of Mexico in the mid-19th century, at a time when the US Civil War was raging.

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