Jacqueline of Hainaut

The Court Chapel of the Binnenhof

The Binnenhof (or Inner Court) in The Hague was once the residence for the Counts of Holland and was also used for the Princes of Oranges. It is now home to both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of [read more]

Petronilla of Aragon
Agnes of Aquitaine

Queens Regnant – Petronilla of Aragon

The situation surrounding Petronilla’s birth is a strange one. Her father Ramiro was the brother of Alfonso I of Aragon, and he was the bishop of Barbastro-Roda. However, Alfonso died childless in 1134, and he left the crown to the three religious, military orders. However, his wish was not respected, and the aristocracy of Navarre [read more]