Lady Godiva’s home for sale

According to the Daily Express, Lady Godiva’s former home is on sale for £3 million. The property is in Belbroughton, which is a village in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, and sits on 34 acres. She lived in the home around 1,000 years ago before the Normans invaded in 1066. However, the Daily Express did say that the “manor house from [read more]

Book Reviews

HRW’s Top Books of 2016

The year 2016 was a wonderful year for books about royal women. Here are HRW’s top picks for 2016 in no particular order. 1.Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort by Amy Licence The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. There were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and [read more]

The Royal Women

History of Royal Women: The Year 2016

The top 10 searches for 2016 were: (not set) Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark Sunandha Kumariratana history of royal women royal women in history royal women Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark children Queen of Thailand 1880 Queen of Thailand drowned Princess Feodora of Leiningen Our largest audience still comes from the United States. [read more]

Daisy, Princess of Pless
Daisy Princess of Pless

Daisy, Princess of Pless and her memoirs

This article was written by Carol. Daisy was an English aristocrat who married into the immensely wealthy Prussian family of the Prince of Pless. During her lifetime she was famous for her beauty, wealth and for the memoirs that she published after the first World War. She was an early target of the paparazzi. Daisy [read more]

Elizabeth I

The Blackening of Queen Mary I’s Name

It seems only fitting to end the Year of Mary I with an article on her posthumous reputation. The blackening of Mary’s name began in her sister’s reign, although John Knox was the first to attack her during her lifetime in his best-known pamphlet The first blast of the trumpet against the monstrous regiment of women. [read more]