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Danubia, by Simon Winder – review

The inbred Habsburg monarchs, who for centuries ruled without method over a vast, ramshackle empire, managed to leave an indelible mark on modern Europe, says <em>Sam Leith</em>

Christoph Amberger’s portrait of the Emperor Charles V, whose jaw was so prominent he could not eat in public. Credit: The Bridgeman Art Library

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