Marienkirche in Wolfenbüttel

The Marienkirche in Wolfenbüttel

The Marienkirche or Hauptkirche Beatae Mariae Virginis in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, houses the remains of several members of the Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel family. They were Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princes of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. The church was commissioned by Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in 1608 to replace a church that was built there in 1533. The 11 burials that [read more]

Yoshiko Kawashima

Yoshiko Kawashima – Qing Dynasty Princess, Japanese spy, and female commander (Part two)

Princess Yoshiko Kawashima was one of China’s most enigmatic figures. She was a Qing Dynasty Princess, a Japanese spy, and a female commander. She has often been seen as a heroic figure or a traitor.[1] Despite her controversy, Princess Yoshiko Kawashima made a tremendous impact on Chinese history. In my last article, I discussed how Princess [read more]