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Alexandra Feodorovna

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s grandchildren

Queen Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Together they went on to have nine children and 42 grandchildren. Only Princess Louise did not have children of her own. Their grandchildren included an Emperor, an Empress, a King, four Queens and a Crown Princess. Her son Leopold suffered from haemophilia and [read more]


Wilhelmshöhe Palace and Löwenburg Castle

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is home to the Wilhelmshöhe Palace or rather what is left of it after it was bombed during the Second World War. The middle part of it was reconstructed to serve as an art museum. The artwork is simply amazing, and they had an entire exhibition dedicated to Rembrandt’s Saskia, but they also [read more]

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Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg – Queen & Countess

Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg was born circa 1230 as the daughter of Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Matilda of Brandenburg. On 25 January 1252, Elisabeth married William II of Holland, who had also been elected King of the Romans in 1247. A huge fire ravaged the city of Brunswick during their wedding night, including through [read more]