What’s the best approach to consolidating power and land within your family? The ambitious Habsburgs achieved greatness through marrying close relations—surely a sound policy that could have no consequences at all! This week we’ll talk about love (or the lack thereof), marriage, and the Chin that sparked a war.
G. Wolff, T. F. Wienker, and H. Sander, "On the Genetics of Mandibular Prognathism: Analysis of Large European Noble Families," The Journal of Medical Genetics 30, no. 2 (Feb. 1993): 112-116.
Jean Berenger and C.A. Simpson. A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273-1700. Abingdon: Routledge, 1994.
Edward Crankshaw. The Habsburgs: Portrait of a Dynasty. New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1971.
Andrew Wheatcroft. The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1997.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)