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Queens Regnant – Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart was born on 8 December 1542 as the daughter of Mary of Guise and James V of Scotland. She was her parents’ third child, but her two elder brothers had both died on 21 April 1541. Her father died suddenly on 14 December, making Mary Queen regnant at just six days old. Mary [read more]


Queens Regnant – Rusudan of Georgia

Rusudan was born circa 1194 as the daughter of Queen Tamar of Georgia and David Soslan. She had an elder brother, who was born in 1191. Their mother died in 1213, and her brother succeeded her as George IV of George on 18 January. In late 1222 or early 1223, George was severely injured in [read more]

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Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort Hardcover – June 1, 2016 (US) & March 7, 2016 (UK) The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. Behind the scenes, there were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and queens whose lives and influences helped shape the most dramatic of English [read more]