Austria

The Death of Empress Maria Theresa

The next edition of our series “The Year of Maria Theresa: Death of an Empress” focuses, on the end of Empress Maria Theresa’s, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions, 63-year life. On 13 May 1717, Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina, the future Holy Roman Empress, was born to Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and Elisabeth Christine of [read more]

Catherine of Aragon

Elizabeth of York – The York Rose

Elizabeth of York was born on 11 February 1466 as the daughter of Elizabeth Woodville and King Edward IV of England. Her parents’ marriage had been a private affair, which was only revealed on 14 September 1464, when negotiations for a marriage to Bona of Savoy were well underway. Elizabeth Woodville was a widow with two [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]