Empress Maria Theresa’s new gloves

When the Austrian General Raddik descended on Berlin in 1757 he is said to have demanded not only a large sum of money, but also, two dozen gloves for Maria Theresa (1717-1780). However, when the gift arrived in Vienna, it was discovered that the Berliners had taken their revenge by providing only left-handed gloves.¬† This, … Continue reading Empress Maria Theresa’s new gloves