"Confessor to the Last of the Hapsburgs" is a ... study of an almost forgotten figure in some of the most dramatic years of Habsburg history. Georg Tonneman S.J. was confessor to Emperor Charles VI throughout his reign (1711-40). This detailed and attractively illustrated gem of a study includes ... translations of extracts from Tonneman's letters held in the Jesuit College at Paderborn, and a well-researched, annotated, translation of a valuable eulogy written anonymously in 1740.

The book should stimulate researchers eager to delve further into the hidden depths of 18th Century Austrian history".

Alan Palmer

(Alan Palmer is a historian, and author of many books including "The Twilight of the Habsburgs: The Life and Times of the Emperor Francis Joseph. 1994. London & New York)