Empress Maria Feodorovna: Part One: Her Life as Princess

October 31, 2017 Lauralee 0

The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna’s life is often marked by tragedy. She was from a junior branch of Denmark royalty, who suddenly found herself as a daughter of the king. Three of her siblings became kings and queens. While she had a few suitors that vied for her hand, Maria Feodorovna’s most illustrious suitor was [read more]

The Daughters of William the Silent: Emilia Antwerpiana of Nassau

October 30, 2017 Moniek 0

Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana of Nassau, also known as Amelie, was born on 9 December 1581 as the sixth and last daughter of William of Orange and Charlotte of Bourbon. She received the name Secundia because a daughter from William’s previous marriage was also named Emilia. Emilia never knew her mother, who died just five months [read more]

Mahidevran: The overshadowed Chief Consort

October 29, 2017 Ezgi Özcan 0

Mahidevran was chief consort as a mother of the oldest surviving son of Suleiman the Magnificent. Her full name was Gülbahar Mahidevran Sultan due to her great beauty; Gülbahar means “rose of the spring” and Mahidevran means “the most beautiful in all”. She was the chief consort of Suleiman before the appearance of Hürrem Sultan. [read more]

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