Bulgaria

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Bulgaria

The Kingdom of Bulgaria also known as the Tsardom of Bulgaria existed from 1908 until 1946. It evolved from a Principality that existed from 1878 until 1908. Before 1878 it was part of the Ottoman Empire, since their defeat in the Bulgarian-Ottoman Wars in 1396. Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was Prince of Bulgaria from 7 [read more]

Margaret of Denmark

Margaret of Denmark – Queen of Scots

Margaret of Denmark was born on 23 June 1456 as the daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and Dorothea of Brandenburg. She had been named after Queen Margaret I, who had ruled Denmark, Norway and Sweden in her own right. There is very little information on Margaret’s youth. In 1468, the Scottish embassy to Denmark [read more]

Book Reviews

January 2018 Book News

  Bad Princess: True Tales from Behind the Tiara Hardcover – 30 January 2018 (UK & US) Forget everything you thought you knew about princesses… Welcome to Bad Princess by Kris Waldherr (author of Doomed Queens), where you’ll discover what really happens after “Happily Ever After.” From the war-torn Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America’s Gilded Age, and all the [read more]

Austria

The death of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

The last edition of our series, the Year of Maria Theresa focuses on the death of her mother, Elisabeth Christine. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born on 28 August 1691 in Brunswick Brunswick-Lüneburg as the eldest daughter of Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen. When she was just 13-years-old, she became engaged to Archduke [read more]