Constance of France

Constance of France – An unhappy marriage

This article was written by Carol. Constance of France was born in 1124 the daughter of the French King Louis VI and his second wife Adelaide de Maurienne. Her brother was King Louis VII. In 1140 when she was 16, her brother arranged her marriage to Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne. This was a prestigious [read more]

Book Reviews

Tsarina: A Novel by Ellen Alpsten Book Review

*contains affiliate links* The origins of the future Catherine I of Russia are rather obscure. She was probably born as Marta Helena Skowrońska on 15 April 1684. Her parents died of the plague when she was still quite young, and she was raised by a pastor, in whose household she was probably a servant. She [read more]