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Ulvhild Håkansdotter – Thrice a Queen

Ulvhild Håkansdotter was born circa 1095 as the daughter of Haakon Finnsson. The name of her mother was not recorded. She came from somewhere in Norway. Nothing is known of her youth. Her first marriage was to King Inge II of Sweden, and the wedding was held around 1116/1117. King Inge ruled together with his [read more]

Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Royal portraits by Johann Friedrich August Tischbein

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein was a German painter from the Tischbein family. His father was Johann Valentin Tischbein. He was appointed court painter to Friedrich Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and also made several trips to The Netherlands. In 1795, he was hired by Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau but left a year [read more]

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Anne of York

Catherine of York – The Queen’s Sister

Catherine of York was born on 14 August 1479 at Eltham Palace as the daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville. She was christened at Eltham Palace, and a nurse named Joanna Colson was appointed for her. Just two weeks after her birth, her father opened negotiations for her to marry John, [read more]