Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg dominions from 1780 to 1790. Here he is discussing ploughing fields, Vienna’s traditional whore race, his mother’s Commission On Chastity, looking into the misbehaviour of the Viennese upper classes, visiting Versailles in disguise. Reportedly he asked that his epitaph read, “Here lies Joseph II, who failed in all he undertook.” He may have failed, but it sounds like he had a great time doing so. Ask him about it yourself, here.

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C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

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