mary ii

Queens Regnant – Mary II of England

Mary was born at St. James’s Palace on 30 April 1662 as the daughter of James, Duke of York, later James II and Anne Hyde. Her father was a brother of Charles II, who had fathered many illegitimate children but had no heir. Her parents had a total of eight children, but only Mary and [read more]

Mary I of England

Follow in Queen Mary I’s Footsteps

There are several places that are closely associated with Mary, though not all survive. You can follow in Mary’s footsteps in these places. This is by no means a complete list. Mary was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, and she was christened in the Church of the Observant Friars, which was next [read more]

Berengaria of Castile
Berengaria of Castile

Queens Regnant – Berengaria of Castile

Berengaria was born in either 1179 or 1180 in Burgos as the eldest daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England. She would be one of 11 siblings, and she was heir presumptive for several years until the birth of subsequent younger brothers. However, many died in childhood, and of her male siblings, only her [read more]