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Alice of Champagne

Queens Regnant – Isabella I of Jerusalem

The future Isabella I of Jerusalem was born circa 1172 from her father Almaric of Jerusalem’s second marriage to Maria Kommene, a grandniece of the Byzantine emperor. She had two half-siblings from her father’s first marriage, Baldwin and Sibylla. She was just two years old when her father died, and he was succeeded by his [read more]

Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Grave of Emperor Alexander III may have been opened before and remains of Alexander I are missing

The Russian Orthodox Church does not rule out that the grave of Alexander III in St. Petersburg’s Petropavlovskaya Fortress could have been opened before. “We are not alleging anything, we are not alleging that the grave was invaded, although we believe it could have happened. The only thing we are alleging now is that the headstone [read more]

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

The Kaiser Exhibition at The Loo Palace Review

The contrast between The Loo Palace’s two exhibitions could not have been greater. From the graceful and timeless Sisi to the ultimate military man, William II, the last German Emperor. The Kaiser exhibition began just two days ago, and I visited it right away. To my own surprise there was no ban on photography this [read more]