Maria of Bytom

Maria of Bytom – A Queen in the footnotes

Throughout the late middle ages, there are records of queens whose marriages were beneficial to their husbands’ families.  Even though we don’t know much about them, we still know whether or not they fulfilled their most important duty – bearing sons.  Often the queens who did not succeed in this are forgotten and hidden in [read more]

Book Reviews

The Child of the Sun: Royal Fairy Tales and Essays edited by Silvia Irina Zimmermann Book Review

*contains affiliate links* Elisabeth of Wied and her successor as Queen as Romania Marie of Edinburgh were both avid writers. Elisabeth wrote under the name Carmen Sylva while Marie  Silvia Irina Zimmermann from the Carmen Sylva research centre at the Fürstlich Wiedisches Archiv has published many of their works, though mostly in German. The Child of the [read more]