Friday, July 21, 2006

The Empress Carlota's Visit to Yucatan

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, my novel set during Maximilian's reign, is nearing completion (22 chapters down, 4 to go... and then... grrr... revision). There are always new bits and pieces of research to contemplate, and possibly incorporate... For those who speak Spanish, here's a very interesting article I just found on the Internet: "Estancia de la emperatriz: Carlota en la hacienda de Mucuyche, Yucatan" by Jose N. Iturriaga de la Fuente. Iturriaga de la Fuente is also editor of the extensive collection of her letters, Escritos mexicanos de Carlota de Belgica, published by Banco de Mexico in 1992. More anon.