The Rise And Fall Of The Habsburgs

Misha Glenny presents the incredible story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

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200611061/3. Misha Glenny presents the incredible story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

From humble origins in the lowlands of Switzerland, the Habsburgs emerged to become kings of Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Croatia; archdukes of Austria; grand princes of Transylvania; grand dukes of Tuscany; and Holy Roman Emperors for centuries on end. Some were remarkably intelligent, some rather less so.

20061113Misha Glenny presents the incredible story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

2/3. By the beginning of the 16th Century, the Habsburg emperor Charles V controlled so much territory - in Spain, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands - that his advisors were dreaming of a united Europe. Even England was not immune from their plans.

20061120Misha Glenny presents the story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

3/3. By 1848, the Habsburg court had fled Vienna and the emperor was being asked to step aside. But the dynasty was to remain in power until the First World War.

20070409Misha Glenny presents the incredible story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

1/3. From humble origins in the lowlands of Switzerland, the Habsburgs emerged to become kings of Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Croatia; archdukes of Austria; grand princes of Transylvania; grand dukes of Tuscany; and Holy Roman Emperors for centuries on end. Some were remarkably intelligent, some rather less so.

20070410Misha Glenny presents the incredible story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

2/3. By the beginning of the 16th Century, the Habsburg emperor Charles V controlled so much territory - in Spain, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands - that his advisors were dreaming of a united Europe. Even England was not immune from their plans.

20070411Misha Glenny presents the story of Europe's most influential dynasty.

3/3. By 1848, the Habsburg court had fled Vienna and the emperor was being asked to step aside. But the dynasty was to remain in power until the First World War.

012006110620070409From humble origins in the lowlands of Switzerland, the Habsburgs emerged to become kings of Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Croatia; archdukes of Austria; grand princes of Transylvania; grand dukes of Tuscany; and Holy Roman Emperors for centuries on end. Some were remarkably intelligent, some rather less so.
022006111320070410By the beginning of the 16th Century, the Habsburg emperor Charles V controlled so much territory - in Spain, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands - that his advisors were dreaming of a united Europe. Even England was not immune from their plans.
03 LAST2006112020070411By 1848, the Habsburg court had fled Vienna and the emperor was being asked to step aside. But the dynasty was to remain in power until the First World War.