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Mayerling: The Facts Behind The Legend Fritz Judtmann

Mayerling: The Facts Behind The Legend

Fritz Judtmann

Published 1971
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391 pages
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On the morning of January 30th, 1889, Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, only son of Emperor Francis Joseph I, was found dead in the bedroom of his hunting lodge, Mayerling. Beside him lay the body of the young Baroness Mary Vetsera. Was it a doubleMoreOn the morning of January 30th, 1889, Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, only son of Emperor Francis Joseph I, was found dead in the bedroom of his hunting lodge, Mayerling. Beside him lay the body of the young Baroness Mary Vetsera. Was it a double suicide or was it a murder followed by suicide? The Imperial Court, in an attempt to hush up the threatened scandal, issued such vague information that the confusion of rumors, opinions, and contradictory versions still exists.After more then five years of intensive research, using at times the methods of the criminologist, Fritz Judtmann has produced a clear and impartial analysis of the mystery. Basing his work on numerous archives in Austria and elsewhere and collecting evidence from descendants and specialists, Judtmann has methodically separated fact and historically unconfirmed matter, and has brought into the investigation some astonishing new material. The extensive findings of his research, now published for the first time in English, make this book a unique and enduring work on the mystery of Mayerling.Published originally in German under the title Mayerling ohne Mythos copyright 1968 Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, Wien