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Rare Letter by the Assassinated Queen of Serbia
<p><b>DRAGA, QUEEN OF SERBIA.</b> (1866-1903). Queen Consort of King Alexander of Serbia, murdered with her husband in a bloody military coup. ALS. (<i>"Draga Maschine"</i>). 1 1/8pp. 8vo. Sachino [?], November 20, 1896. To a gentleman. In French with translation.</p><p>"<i>The tickets for the lottery of the ring of her Majesty the Queen Nathalie of Serbia being at the jeweler Méllério in Paris, I just wrote to him to ask him to send you one ... Please believe, sir, in my respectful regards..."</i></p><p>With the declaration of the Kingdom of Serbia in 1882, Milan I from the Austro-Hungarian-aligned House of Obrenović became its first king and his wife, Natalija, his queen. Draga Mašin was the granddaughter of a close friend of Prince Miloš Obrenović, the grand-uncle of King Milan. Our letter was written in her role as lady in waiting to Queen Natalija. </p><p>With the declaration of the Kingdom of Serbia in 1882, Milan I, from the Austro-Hungarian-alignedHouse of Obrenović, became its first king. Inexplicably, in 1889, he abdicated and named his 12-year-old son, Alexander I, as his heir. Because of his age, a ministry was formed that appointed his mother, Queen Natalija(who had divorced the former king), as regent. Four years later, Alexander led a <i>coup d'état</i>, declared himself of age and assumed full control of the government. Nevertheless, the former king and queen exerted their influence over Alexander leading him to appoint his father as commander-in-chief of the army in 1897, thus making former King Milan the <i>de facto</i> ruler of Serbia. A government pro-de … [Click Below for Full Description]
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