Keahikuni Kekauʻōnohi was born circa 1805 as the daughter of Kahōʻanokū Kīnaʻu and Kahakuhaʻakoi Wahinepio. Her father was a son of a King Kamehameha I, the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Her Christian name was either Mikahela or Miriam. She married her uncle, King Kamehameha II, becoming one of his five [read more]
Read part one here. Their wedding took place on 12 July 1543 at Hampton Court, and Catherine was now Queen of England. Always a practical woman, she tried to make the best of the situation and to make the most of the opportunities she now had. Catherine appointed close friends and family to her household, [read more]
Catherine Parr was born in 1512 as the daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal and Maud Green. She was their second child but the eldest surviving one, as her elder brother did not long survive his birth. She was named for the Queen – Catherine of Aragon. The exact date of her birth is [read more]
The stories of Joan of Navarre, Elizabeth Woodville, Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Eleanor Cobham have been overshadowed by accusations of witchcraft. Joan of Navarre was born around 1368 as the daughter of King Charles II of Navarre and Joan of France. Her first marriage was to John IV, Duke of Brittany and they went on [read more]
Charlene Lynette Wittstock was born on 25 January 1978 as the daughter of Michael and Lynette Wittstock. She was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. She is the eldest of three siblings, and her two younger brothers are Gareth (born 1980) and Sean (born 1983). When Charlene was 12 years old, the family [read more]
Hulu has released its first trailer for its new series The Great starring Elle Fanning as Russian ruler Catherine the Great. It premieres on 15 May on Hulu.