Book Reviews

Book News April 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Daughters of George III: Sisters and Princesses  Paperback – 28 February 2021 (UK) & 28 April 2021 (US) In the dying years of the 18th century, the corridors of Windsor echoed to the footsteps of six princesses. They were Charlotte, Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia, the daughters of King George [read more]

Book Reviews

The Top Ten Royal and Aristocratic Memoirs

*contains affiliate links* This article was written by Carol. Royal memoirs have been a popular genre for a long time. Perhaps the earliest were those of Marguerite of Valois (1553-1615) and La Grande Mademoiselle of France (1627-1693). Royal memoirs were most prolific during the period between and after the two World Wars when many displaced [read more]

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A look at Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau

Mabel Martine Los was born to Hendrik Los and Florence Kooman in Pijnacker, Netherlands, on 11 August 1968. Mabel has three sisters – two of whom (Nicoline and Eveline) are from her mother’s second marriage. Her father, Hendrik, passed away when she was just nine-years-old from a skating accident, and her mother later remarried to [read more]

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Judith of Flanders – Countess and Duchess

This article was written by Carol. Judith of Flanders was the daughter of Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders and his second wife, a daughter of the Duke of Normandy. Baldwin was thirty years older than his wife.  Judith was born around 1031. Judith’s father died just a few years later in 1035, and she was [read more]