Juliana of the Netherlands

Noordeinde Palace opens to the public

Noordeinde Palace in The Hague will open its door for four Saturdays in a row. Noordeinde Palace began its life as a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William I, Prince of Orange, in 1595. Her son enlarged the house [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News August 2022

*contains affiliate links* Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen  Hardcover – 4 August 2022 (UK & US) Henrietta Maria is the most reviled consort to have worn the crown of Britain’s Three Kingdoms. Condemned as that ‘Popish brat of France’, a ‘notorious whore’ and traitor, she remains in popular memory the wife who wore the [read more]

Royal Media

A first look at STARZ’s The Serpent Queen

Samantha Morton, also known for her role as Mary, Queen of Scots in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, will portray Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France, in the upcoming series The Serpent Queen. pic.twitter.com/PaGjQIrnxa — The Serpent Queen (@serpentqueen) July 14, 2022 Samantha Morton will star alongside Charles Dance as Pope Clement, Liv Hill as the [read more]