About Moniek

My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women’s amazing stories.

Cecily, Duchess of York by J.L. Laynesmith Book Review

November 19, 2017 Moniek 0

This is the first scholarly biography of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. She was said to have ruled Edward IV ‘as she pleased’ and Richard III made his bid for the throne from her home. Yet Cecily has been a shadowy figure in modern histories, noted primarily [read more]

Book News December 2017

November 18, 2017 Moniek 0

Four Queens and a Countess: Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Hardcover – 1 May 2018 (US) & 15 December 2017 (UK) When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen [read more]

Arolsen Palace – The Wedding of William and Emma

November 15, 2017 Moniek 0

Arolsen Palace was built between 1711 and 1722 by Count Ulrich zu Waldeck. The construction that was on the site was completely torn down. The new baroque palace was the birthplace of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the future Queen (regent) of the Netherlands, who famously remarked “We can’t just let the poor man go home all [read more]

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