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Marriage Negotiations And The Tumultuous 1560's

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A new phase of Archduchess Elizabeth's life began in late summer, 1560. Elizabeth's father had been dabbling with the idea of a French match for one of his daughters for some time. Life in Wiener Neustadt Castle continued as it had for Elizabeth and the other women of the court. Confident in his prospects, her father Maximilian spent some of the time reorganizing the court staffs, composing new instructions for officials such as the Lord High Steward, the Grand Chamberlain, the Master of the Horse, and so on. One of the primary locations for Habsburg hunting in the period was Castle Ebersdorf, not far from Vienna. The Mantuan match was the first of three key marriage alliances between the Habsburgs and various influential northern Italian families which would be celebrated in the next four years.

Keywords: Archduchess Elizabeth; Habsburg; marriage alliances; Vienna



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