Philippa of Lancaster

Philippa of Lancaster – A Queen in very truth

A Queen in very truth, who knew how to impose on her Court these virtues which only a woman’s heart can really sense and thereby cause them to be respected. Philippa of Lancaster was born on 31 March 1360 as the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Blanche of Lancaster. She was named after [read more]

Eleanor of Toledo

Eleanor of Toledo – Murder or Malaria?

This article was written by Carol. Eleanor of Toledo was born in 1522 as the daughter of Pedro of Toledo, the Spanish Viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples and second cousin to the Emperor Charles V. His brother was the famous Duke of Alba who governed the Austrian Netherlands for the Emperor. In 1538, she [read more]