Marguerite Louise d’Orléans

Marguerite Louise of Orléans and the end of the Medici dynasty

Marguerite Louise of Orléans was born in July 1645 to Gaston, Duke of Orléans and his second wife Marguerite of Lorraine. Her father was the brother of King Louis XIII of France, making Marguerite the granddaughter, niece and cousin of three French kings. Marguerite’s older half-sister was La Grande Mademoiselle; a high ranking heiress at [read more]

Alexandra Feodorovna

Russian Orthodox Church Bishops’ Council discusses authenticity of imperial family remains

The Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, which will take place in Moscow from November 29 to December 4 and is expected to discuss the issue of authenticity of the so-called “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of the last Tsarist family. “The people who are responsible for studying this issue will probably say something. [read more]

Alexandra Feodorovna

Majority of church commission on ‘Yekaterinburg remains’ examination has no doubts murder was ritual one

The majority of the members of the church commission dealing with the so-called “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of the last Tsarist family, are convinced that the executed of the family was a ritual murder, according to Bishop Tikhon. “We take the ritual murder theory most seriously. The significant part of the commission has no [read more]