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Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Queens Regent – Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont was born on 2 August 1858 as the daughter of Georg Viktor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Princess Helena of Nassau. On 7 January 1879, she married King William III of [read more]

Book Reviews

March 2017 Book News

Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years Paperback – 30 March 2017 (UK & US) History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power — and has focused on the early years of her reign. But in 1583, when Elizabeth is fifty, there is relentless plotting among her courtiers — and still to come [read more]

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Marie de Coucy – The French Queen of Scots

Marie de Coucy was born around 1218 as the second daughter of Enguerrand, 3rd Baron de Coucy and Marie de Montmirel. She was wealthy and as a great-great-granddaughter of King Louis VI of France had considerable status. She became the second wife of King Alexander II of Scotland in 1239. His first wife had been [read more]