Inês de Castro
Inês de Castro

Inês de Castro – The posthumous Queen

Inês de Castro was born circa 1325 as a noblewoman. She was a descendant of the Castilian Royal Family through an illegitimate line. Her grandmother was an illegitimate daughter of Sancho IV of Castile. She also held ties to the Royal Families of Léon and Portugal. Inês was a maid of Constance Manuel of Villena [read more]

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Christina Bruce

The Imprisonment of the Bruce Women

During the First War of Scottish Independence, the female relatives of King Robert (I) the Bruce of Scotland were particularly bad off. Mary Bruce (a sister of Robert), Christina Bruce (a sister of Robert), Marjorie Bruce (the daughter of Robert), Elizabeth de Burgh (the second wife of Robert) and Isabella MacDuff (a supporter but not [read more]