Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Inside Noordeinde Palace

The history of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands begins with a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William of Orange, in 1595. It was her son who enlarged the house even more and it was then known as [read more]

anna saxony
Anna of Saxony (1567 - 1585)

Anna of Saxony – Who will kiss you now?

Anna of Saxony was born in 1567 as the youngest daughter of Elector Augustus of Saxony and Anne of Denmark. On 16 January 1586 Anna married Duke Johann Casimir of Saxe-Coburg in Dresden. She was known as fun-loving and appeared in magnificent court festivals. Her new husband was more reserved and usually spent several weeks [read more]

Empress Matilda

Queens Regnant – Empress Matilda

Matilda of England, or Empress Matilda as she is perhaps better known, was born circa 7 February 1102 as the daughter of King Henry I of England and Matilda of Scotland. Matilda had a younger legitimate brother, William Adelin, and around 22 illegitimate half-siblings. We don’t know much about her early life, but she was [read more]