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Mary Queen of Scots

The final hours of Mary, Queen of Scots

On 8 February 1587 at the age of 44 and after 20 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle after being implicated in the Babington plot. She was only told she would be executed the day before and she wrote several things, including her last will and testament. Mary to [read more]

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Mary II of England

Michiel de Ruyter Film Review

Even though a royal woman only makes a short appearance in this film, I wanted to write a review on this film. It’s quite possibly one of the biggest Dutch releases of this year and is about an especially restless period in Dutch history. Its main character Michiel de Ruyter is a scruffy, unkempt man [read more]

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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

The Prinsenhof and Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

The city of Delft only became a royal burial place when its traditional site, Breda, was under occupation at the time of William the Silent’s death. He was buried here, in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in a mausoleum. The Church is currently undergoing some construction. William the Silent’s Mausoleum The other royals are buried [read more]