Anna of Austria

Burial Places of the Queens of Spain

Anna of Austria – El Escorial (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain) Barbara of Portugal – Convent of the Salesas Reales (Madrid, Spain) Beatrice of Portugal – Monastery of Sancti Spiritus (Toro, Spain) Berengaria of Barcelona – Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) Berenguela of Castile – Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas (Burgos, Spain) Blanche of Bourbon – Monasterio de San Francisco de Jerez [read more]

Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria transferred to Novospassky Monastery

The remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria have been transferred to Novospassky Monastery. The monastery has a special connection to the Romanov family. Xenia Shestova, who was the mother of the first Romanov Tsar is buried there with Princess Tarakanova, a pretender who claimed to be the only daughter of Empress Elisabeth, and [read more]

Book Reviews

January Book News

Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville: A True Romance Hardcover – January 19, 2016 (US) and February 15, 2016 (UK) When the tall, athletic Edward of York seized the English throne in 1461, he could have chosen any bride he wanted. With his dazzling looks and royal descent, the nineteen-year-old quickly got a reputation for womanizing, [read more]