Sunday, May 7, 2017

Charles Joseph

From Tiny-Librarian:
Archduke Charles Joseph was a clever, handsome boy who knew just how clever and handsome he was. His parents adored him. He was determined to oust his elder brother Joseph from the succession and become Holy Roman Emperor himself someday. It never happened for he died from smallpox when not quite sixteen. He is reported to have said to his weeping mother: “You should not weep for me, dear mother, for had I lived, I would have brought you many more tears!” His words, no doubt, were true.

Marie-Antoinette, Daughter of the Caesars: Her Life, Her Times, Her Legacy- Elena Maria Vidal


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