The Case of Eupraxia of Kiev

June 30, 2017 Moniek 0

Eupraxia of Kiev was born circa 1070 as the daughter of Vsevolod I, Prince of Kiev and his wife, Anna. As with many women from the medieval eastern European Kingdom of Rus’, there is very little information about her, despite the fact that she married a Holy Roman Emperor. There is just one surviving primary source [read more]

The Last Empress – Zita of Bourbon-Parma

June 29, 2017 Moniek 0

Zita of Bourbon-Parma was born on 9 May 1892 in the Reale Villa della Pianore as the daughter of Robert I, Duke of Parma and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal. She was given the names Zita Maria delle Grazie Adelgonda Micaela Raffaela Gabriella Giuseppina Antonia Luisa Agnese at her baptism on 11 May. She was the fifth child [read more]

Results of “Yekaterinburg remains” DNA-testing once again delayed

June 28, 2017 Moniek 1

Although it had previously been announced that the results of the DNA-tests currently being conducted on the “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of Emperor Nicholas II, Alexandra Feodorovna and their five children, would be announced in the second quarter of 2017, they have been delayed until November 2017 without an obvious reason. A meeting has [read more]

Sophie, the other victim of the assassination

June 28, 2017 Moniek 4

Sophie Maria Josephine Albina Chotek von Chotkow und Wognin was born on 1 March 1868 as the daughter of Count Bohuslaw Chotek von Chotkow und Wognin and Countess Wilhelmine Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau. She and her siblings were raised very simple due to their limited finances. Her father was completely reliant on his salary [read more]

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