Maria I of Portugal
Amélie of Orléans

Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of Portugal

Amélie of Orléans – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1242 – 1303) – Alcobaça Monastery (Alcobaça, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359) – Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon, Portugal) Carlota Joaquina of Spain – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Dulce of Aragon – Santa Cruz Monastery (Coimbra, Portugal) Eleanor of Aragon – Batalha Monastery (Leiria, Portugal) [read more]

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England

Books about Queen Mary I

Non-Fiction Charles River Editors – Bloody Mary: The Life and Legacy of England’s Most Notorious Queen (US & UK) Doran, Susan & Freeman, Thomas – Mary Tudor: Old and New Perspectives (US & UK) Duffy, Eamon – Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor (US & UK) Erickson, Carolly – Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor (US & UK) Froude, [read more]

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Anna Jagiellon

Queens Regnant – Anna Jagiellon

Anna Jagiellon was born on 18 October 1523 to King Sigismund I the Old of Poland and Bona Sforza. She spent her childhood in Kraków with two of her sisters, Sophia and Catherine. It was a rather mundane childhood, and she was quite a forgotten child. She was involved in charity and spent her spare time embroidering, [read more]

Book Reviews

February 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]

Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow

Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Darejan Dadiani – The mothers of 23 children

These two Royal mothers are the first royals on the list of women who have had the most children. Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Darejan Dadiani have both had 23 children and respectively 11 and 13 of those children survived to adulthood. Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow was born on 14 August 1663 to Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Magdalene [read more]