Louise of Great Britain

Louise of Great Britain – The popular Queen

Louise of Great Britain was born on 18 December 1724 as the daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. On 11 December 1743, she married the future King Frederick V of Denmark. King Christian VI hoped that a match with Great Britain would improve his chances to succeed as King of Sweden. This never [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News July 2018

Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan Hardcover – 3 July 2018 (US) & 3 August 2018 (UK) Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire. Her legend still lives, but her story was lost―until now. In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the [read more]

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – The obedient wife

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on 19 May 1744 as the daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and his wife Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She came from a poor and tiny German duchy, which was ruled by her uncle at the time of her birth and later by her brother.  Due to her low prospects, she [read more]