Franz Joseph

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Soldiers work on a map of Poland for the peace conference following the first World War. Photograph: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images

Nearly 100 years ago, the Great War ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. Their military collapse went hand-in-hand with the disappearance from(...)

On May 24th, 1913, there was a big family party in Berlin. Victoria Louise, the youngest, favourite child and only daughter of the German emperor Kais(...)

 Franz Ferdinand (18 December 1863-28 June 1914). Photograph: Universal History Archive/Getty Images

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in June 1914, ensured his name has been enshrined in(...)