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1909

When I see pictures of her or read about her or even remember the movie, I think of what a “holy terror” she was, as described by some, and how horrible it would have been if Alek von Hohenberg had been forced to marry her to make an alliance with Russia. Tu, felix Austria, nube. (There is actually a really excellent fic on the topic: TROIKA, found here

Okay, I seriously need to get back on track. 

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