Course: "A Heart for Europe" - the story of the Last Holy Roman Emperor
This is the little known story of how the last Catholic Holy Roman Emperor, Charles of Austria, was unjustly ousted from his land and people in World War I. Ignoring his constant pleas for peace, the other powers continued the war. At the end, the Allies stablished a revolutionary dominion in Austria according to their own designs, in place of Charles' peaceful regime. Charles was exiled to Madeira and there died. The informative, inspiring, and heart-rending historical-biographies of Charles and Zita, the great Catholic couple who were the last emperor and empress of the Holy Roman Empire (which was intentionally destroyed by anti-monarchical, anti-Catholic powers in World War I). This would be excellent to read alongside our United States history book, the biography of Garcia Moreno, or St. Thomas’ On Kingship.
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Textbook: A Heart for Europe - The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary