One hundred years ago, today, a Serbian nationalist shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
, the heir to the vast Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip fired the bullets that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
and his wife Sophie.
June 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Hungary, which triggered the First World War, and this year Fallodon will exhibit a collection of photographs, pictures, objects and letters related to Edward Grey, which will be on show during the opening hours at the weekend.
He was also, for a time, the driver for Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
, the crown prince of Austria, whose assassination in Sarajevo brought about the First World War.
The outpouring of books and articles on this controversial issue has focused either on underlying (long-term) causes--national- ism, economic and colonial rivalries, Social Darwinism, militarism, and/or the prewar alliance systems-- or immediate causes, including the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
, the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia, the flurry of diplomatic notes among European capitals, and the troop mobilizations of late July 1914.