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History Happy Hour Episode 104: Maximilian and Carlota

Guests: Edward Shawcross

Sunday, June 12, 2022

This Week on History Happy Hour: The incredible story of Maximilian and Carlota, the European aristocrats who stumbled into power in Mexico—and faced the bloodiest of consequences. In the 1860s, Napoleon III of France made his grand power play in the Americas, persuading a young Austrian archduke and a Belgian princess to leave Europe and become the emperor and empress of Mexico, while the United States was distracted by its own civil war. Nothing went according to plan. [...] more
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