After the murder of his wife and the suicide of his son, the increasingly aging Emperor Franz-Josef of Austria-Hungary has become more and more distanced from his people and his empire. Although he does not really like his new heir apparent, his nephew, the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, for whom Franz-Josef never has been able to forgive a most unsuitable morganatic marriage, he realises that monarchy must survive. In 1914, Franz-Josef arranges so that Franz-Ferdinand and his wife are to go on official business in Sarajevo. Written by
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Set in 1914, this episode repeatedly shows characters addressing Conrad von Hötzendorf as "Count" even though he was a Baron at the time and did not become a Count until 1918. See more