Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp

Queens Regent – Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Hedwig Eleonora was born on 23 October 1636 as the daughter of Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp and Marie Elisabeth of Saxony. On 24 October 1654, she was married to King Charles X Gustav of Sweden, [read more]

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Madeleine of Valois

The last letter of Madeleine of Valois

Madeleine of Valois was the fifth child of Francis I of France and his wife Queen Claude. She was born on 10 August 1520 and was just 16 years old and in delicate health when she married James V of Scotland. She arrived in Scotland but would die there just two months later. On 8 [read more]