Hortense de Beauharnais

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Holland

The Kingdom of Holland was set up by Napoleon Bonaparte for his brother Louis Bonaparte, who became the first King of Holland in 1806. Louis was – unhappily – married to Napoleon’s stepdaughter Hortense, who was thus the first – and as it would turn out the last – Queen of the Kingdom of Holland. [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News November 2019

The Prince & I: My Life with Prince Bira of Siam Paperback – 12 November 2019 (US) & 7 October 2019 (UK) The Prince & I is the story of the passionate love of Bira, Prince of Siam, grandson of King Mongkut of The King & I fame, and the young Englishwoman who would become his [read more]