in the Mexican Monarchy has enjoyed something of a renaissance and
resurgence in the last few years and there are now several sites dedicated
to the history of the monarchy in Mexico and the house of Iturbide.
far as we are aware, this is the only site to have the secured the help
of the head of the Imperial house of Mexico, Don Maximiliano de Götzen
– Iturbide. Don Maximiliano is not only the Iturbide lineal heir
but is also the heir of the Habsburg tradition in Mexico and he has
been gracious enough to grant us permission to utilise some of his collection
of photographs, paintings and documents.
Don Maximiliano has been gracious enough to help by supplying photographs
and documents, Don Maximiliano is not in any way responsible for any
of the content on this site nor has he been asked to approve any of
point we would like to make is that while this site is dedicated to
the tradition of the monarchy in Mexico and it’s history. That
is all it is. it is not a political forum and we do not presume to advocate
any change in the Mexican state’s form. While the webmaster favours
a return to monarchy, whatever form of government Mexico chooses to
adopt now or in the future, is entirely and alone the democratic preserve
of the Mexican people.
had two experiments with a monarchical form of government in the 19th
century. Both were rather short lived and both sovereigns paid for their
heroic stand and to their respective dedication to the cause of Monarchy
in Mexico with their lives.
was conquered by Hernan Cortes for Spain at the beginning of the 16th
century. Renamed New Spain it was regarded as the Jewel in the Crown
of the Spanish Empire in South America.
Please Note: The English version
of this site is largely a translation from the Spanish. Many of the articles, especially on the
Emperor Agustin I, the prince Imperial, Don Salvador de Iturbide, Doña Josefa etc. are abbreviated.
For a more complete version please see the Spanish version.