Book Reviews

Elfrida The First Crowned Queen of England by Elizabeth Norton Book Review

I just recently received this book, Elfrida The First Crowned Queen of England by Elizabeth Norton from Amberley Publishing for review. It’s been available in hardcover since earlier this year but came out in paperback last month. Elfrida was actually known by several names, Ælfthryth but also Alfrida and Elfthryth. The Anglo-Saxons certainly knew how to make things difficult [read more]

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Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

Infanta Adelgundes of Portugal’s many miscarriages

Infanta Adelgundes was born on 10 November 1858 to Miguel of Portugal and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. She was their fifth child. She was only six years old when her father died. Adelgundes married Prince Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi on 15 October 1876 in Salzburg. She was his second wife. Henry had been wounded [read more]