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The Road to Mayerling by Richard Barkeley
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May 02, 12


My major in college was history so I'm bit obsessed with all things historical. I accidentally happened upon Crown Prince Rudolph and Baroness Mary, I saw a recent German biopic and then listened to the beautiful soundtrack to the musical based on their tragic story. Although every historian seem to have a different opinion on what transpired between them. All I know is that if poor Rudolph had lived our world would no doubt be different, because Austria/Hungary would have been altered. Remember, it is Austria/Hungary that sparks WWI (Rudolph's cousin gets the throne upon both Franz Joseph I and Rudolph's deaths). Nevertheless, the story is tragically enthralling.
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