Louise Mountbatten

Lady Louise Mountbatten – Queen of Sweden

This article was written by Sophie Strid. On 13 July 1889, Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Battenberg was born at Heiligenberg Castle in Germany. A great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Louise spent the majority of her younger years in Great Britain, and together with her mother, she would often visit her great-grandmother on the Isle of Wight. [read more]

Austria

The tragic death of Maria Josepha of Austria

Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (Maria Josepha Gabriela Johanna Antonia Anna), the twelfth child of Maria Theresa I, Holy Roman Empress and Francis of Lorraine, was born on 19 March 1751 in Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The Archduchess, who was described as “delightfully pretty, pliant by nature” in Marie Antoinette, The Journey by Antonia Fraser, would have a short life, but she did [read more]