Sue Woolmans is a royal historian and writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. With Paul Kulikovsky, great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas IIs sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, she recently edited the Grand Duchesss memoirs, Twenty-Five Chapters of My Life. She lives in London.
History has not been kind to Franz Ferdinand, or his wife, or their descendants, but I, and my co-author, Greg King, asked ourselves, “What is not to like about this man?” We wanted to put right his reputation, to paint a picture of the real man whose death sparked off the deaths of s...
"We should stop and think about what happened 100 years ago and what a maelstrom of misery it started."
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