Next to the Royal Palace in Brussels is the Belvue Museum, which coincidently is also the entrance to the remains of the Coudenberg Palace, which stood at the spot of the Royal Palace until its [read more]
Marie of Montpellier was born around 1182 as the daughter of William VIII, Lord of Montpellier and Eudokia Komnene, a niece of Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. A condition of the marriage was that the firstborn [read more]
Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin, and grandmother of monarchs. Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was [read more]
Saint John’s Cathedral in Den Bosch was constructed from 1220 to around 1340. After this it was gradually replaced by a new church in gothic style. The city had been loyal to the King of Spain [read more]
It was the Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey’s father, who walked out onto Tower Hill, commanding his men-at-arms to leave their weapons behind, “I am but one man, but I here proclaim the Lady [read more]
The Duke of Northumberland chose not to cause bloodshed and the final boost for Mary’s supporters came from John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who declared for Mary. Mary was now convinced that she had [read more]
Toda of Pamplona’s status as Queen Regnant is a bit strange. She is perhaps best known as Queen consort. She was born circa 876 as the daughter of the Earl Aznar Sánchez of Larraun and Onneca [read more]
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