26: Empress Sisi, part three (with Lana Wood Johnson)

This week we get into the third act of Sisi’s life story which includes a LOT of horseback riding, a LOT of off the beaten path internationale tourism, the Mayerling Incident, and then her eventual legacy.

Content warning: suicide, grooming, murder 18:36-23:39

Learn more about Lana Wood Johnson at lanawoodjohnson.com



The Lonely Empress: Sisi of Austria by Joan Haslip (book from 1965, out of print)

The Reluctant Empress: A Biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria by Brigitte Hamann (book from 1988, translated from German)

Sissi by Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Bohm from Taschen (pictures are amazing bio is not great)

The Hapsburgs: Embodying Empire by Andrew Wheatcroft (overview of Hapsburgs and useful family tree)





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