Elisabeth of Saxony (1552 - 1590)

Elisabeth of Saxony – The original sin

Elisabeth of Saxony was born on 18 October 1552 as the daughter of August, Elector of Saxony and Anna of Denmark, a daughter of King Christian III of Denmark. On 4 June 1570, she married Count Palatine John Casimir of Simmern, during the Diet of Speyer. John Casimir was a Calvinist, while Elisabeth was a [read more]

Denmark

Louise of Hesse-Kassel – The philanthropic Queen

This article was written by Michelle. Louise of Hesse-Kassel became queen consort of Denmark in 1863, and as such, she was the first constitutional queen of Denmark. How did she influence the social development of her time, and in which ways did she exercise power?[1] Queen Louise is known in Danish history as a philanthropic [read more]

Diana Princess of Wales

Looking back at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana

Over 750 million worldwide watched as Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles and their wedding day was a public holiday in the United Kingdom. St Paul’s Cathedral was chosen as the site for their wedding over Westminster Abbey, as St Paul’s offered more seating and allowed for a longer procession through the streets of London. [read more]

Anne Boleyn

Mary Tudor – The rose among the lilies of France

Mary Tudor was born on 18 March 1496 as the daughter of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York at Sheen Palace, later known as Richmond Palace. She joined her siblings Arthur, Henry, Margaret in the nursery at Eltham. Her elder sister Elizabeth had died that previous September and two younger siblings, Edmund and Katherine [read more]

Austria

Gisela of Austria – The neglected daughter

This article was written by Franziska. Early childhood Gisela Louise Marie, Archduchess of Austria, was born on 12 July 1856. She was the second daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife, the famous Empress Elisabeth. Although her christening name was Gisella, she wrote her own name with only one l. Her [read more]