Four royal women who ruled over empires during and before World War I. Vovk compares the lives of Mary of England, Auguste Viktoria of Germany, Alexandra of Russia, and Zita of Austria, comparing them together and against the backdrop of the world that they lived in. Repetitious in spots, but on the whole, not too bad. Two of the women, Auguste Viktoria and Zita, I had known very little about before reading this book, and so this one did work for me. Best for royalty nerds. Overall four stars, and recommended.
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