The Royal Women

Gorgo of Sparta

Many ancient female royals are rarely talked about for a variety of reasons. One female monarch that we do not hear enough about is Gorgo of Sparta. You may recognise her name from Histories by Herodotus – as she was one of the few women who were even mentioned in his writings. Gorgo was the daughter and only [read more]

Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha – Duchess of Västerbotten

Sibylla Calma Marie Alice Bathildis Feodora was born on 18 January 1908 in Gotha, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (now Germany) at Friedenstein Castle. Her parents were Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Sibylla had one older brother, Johann Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; two younger brothers, Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Friedrich Josias, Prince of [read more]