Queens Regnant: Eleanor of Navarre

January 13, 2017 Moniek 0

The future Queen Eleanor of Navarre was born in Olite as the third child of King John II of Aragon and Queen Blanche I of Navarre on 2 February 1426. Both her elder brother Charles and her elder sister Blanche preceded her as monarch of Navarre. Eleanor married Gaston IV, Count of Foix in 1441 [read more]

Queens Regnant: Maria II of Portugal

December 2, 2016 Moniek 0

The future Maria II of Portugal was born on 4 April 1819 as the daughter of Pedro I of Brazil and IV of Portugal and Maria Leopoldina of Austria. She was the eldest of 7 siblings and one half-sibling. She also had six illegitimate half-siblings. Her grandfather, King John VI died in March VI and his death sparked a [read more]

The Three Queens of Silla

November 24, 2016 Moniek 1

Silla was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea and it lasted for 992 years. During its long years three Queens regnant ruled the lands. Today it is part of both North and South Korea. Seondeok of Silla Seondeok was the daughter of King Jinpyeong of Silla and Queen Maya. She was born at an unknown date. Before [read more]

Queens Regnant: Ælfwynn, Lady of the Mercians

September 19, 2016 Moniek 0

Ælfwynn was born to Æthelflæd and Æthelred, Lady of the Mercians before her, but her date of birth is not recorded. She was probably born soon after her parents’ marriage, which happened between 882 and 887. It is possible that her mother was unable to have more children after a difficult birth. She first appears in [read more]

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