Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Prussia

The Kingdom of Prussia came into being in 1701 in return for an alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession. Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia became the first King in Prussia in 1701 and crowned himself King Frederick I on 18 January 1701 in Königsberg. Frederick was married three times. His first wife [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News May 2018

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew Paperback – 1 April 2018 (US) & 1 May 2018 (UK) The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age. Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York [read more]

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern – Wife of Frederick the Great

Caesar desired that his wife should afford no occasion to be spoken of, and Queen Elisabeth Christine fulfilled these conditions entirely Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern was born on 8 November 1715 as the daughter of Duke Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Duchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. In 1733, Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia was ordered by his father to marry [read more]

Belgium

Royal Galleries of Ostend

The Royal Galleries in Ostend were constructed between 1902 and 1906 on the orders of King Leopold II of Belgium. The galleries would allow the King and his guest to walk from the royal villa to the racetrack without being exposed to the elements. The royal villa is currently a health centre. During the German [read more]

Adelaide of Hesse

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Poland

The Kingdom of Poland existed several times throughout history. The first Kingdom of Poland from 1025 to 1385. In 1000, Poland was recognised as a state during the Congress of Gniezo by the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope. Duke Boleslaus I the Brave of Poland became its first King in 1025. Boleslaus was married four [read more]