The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire


The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
C.M. Mayo
2009, Unbridled Books
428 pages, hardback

THIS INTERESTING yarn about Maximilian’s heir presumptive, Prince Agustín de Iturbide y Green, is set against the backdrop of the second Mexican Emperor’s ill-fated reign. Author C.M. Mayo – winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her collection Sky Over El Nido – has conducted significant research to compile a story that is both grand yet intimate about a child who sparked an international scandal. The intriguing tale of the Prince of Mexico offers a fine historical lesson about why Maximilian’s paternalistic adventure in a country that did not want him was doomed from the start. – GJ

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