wilhelmina
The Royal Women

Queen Wilhelmina – A fifth miscarriage

With Wilhelmina’s marriage to Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 7 February 1901, she and her mother both fervently prayed for healthy children to continue their line. Tragically, Wilhelmina would go on to suffer five miscarriages and only one healthy child was born to Wilhelmina and Henry. Though the relief at the birth of Princess Juliana in [read more]

Amrapali
India

Amrapali – A royal courtesan

This article was written by Shivangi Kaushik. The infant Amrapali was reportedly found at the trunk of a mango tree in the city of Vaishali in around 600-500BCE in ancient India. Her name is made up of two Sanskrit words ‘Amra’ which means mango and ‘pallav’ meaning young leaves. She was raised by a couple [read more]

Book Reviews

Blog Tour: Medical Downfall of the Tudors

*contains an affiliate link* Join us today for the blog tour of Sylvia Barbara Soberton’s new book Medical Downfall of the Tudors with an article called: When did Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon stop sleeping together? When did Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon stop sleeping together? Open any nonfiction book about the Tudors, [read more]