About Sophie
Hello! My name is Sophie, I’m from Sweden and currently a business student living in northern Spain. I previously studied Fashion and Art History at Stockholm University and Uppsala University. I have always been fascinated by women in history, and their significance for fashion, art, and literature from the 16th century until today. My favorite eras would be the Victorian and the 1920’s. I also have a great interest in European royalty, especially my country’s royal history. In my spare time, I love watching biographical documentaries and period dramas, and read anything by Jane Austen.

The 3 must-see royal palaces in northern Spain

April 12, 2018 Sophie 0

While travelling in Spain, you don’t have to limit yourself to Madrid or Barcelona to see historic royal buildings. The northern part of the country is just as intriguing when it comes to architecture and regions like Cantabria, and the Basque Country are home to a number of breathtaking buildings, each with an interesting history [read more]

The exile of Frederica of Baden

April 10, 2018 Sophie 0

Fredrika Dorotea Vilhelmina was born 12 March 1781 in Karlsruhe, in the Duchy of Baden. Her parents were Karl Ludwig of Baden and Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt. Known as “Frick” to family and friends, Frederica of Baden was the younger sister of the wife of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, Elizabeth Alexeievna. Through her marriage [read more]

Gossip at court – The diary of Hedvig Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp

April 5, 2018 Sophie 0

Hedvig Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp was born 22 March 1759 in Eutin, Germany. The youngest child of the Duke of Holstein-Oldenburg and Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel, Hedvig Elisabeth was Queen of Sweden from 1809 until 1818, as well as Queen of Norway from 1814. At the age of 15, she married her Swedish cousin, Prince [read more]

Royal heartbreak – Louise of the Netherlands

March 31, 2018 Sophie 0

Louise of the Netherlands was born 5 August 1828 in The Hague to Prince Frederick of the Netherlands and Princess Louise of Prussia. She received a good education early on from her Belgian governess Victoire Wauthier and studied German, Russian, English, French, and piano. At the age of 20, Louise was selected as a suitable partner for [read more]

Diary of a Princess: Joséphine of Leuchtenberg

March 27, 2018 Sophie 0

Joséphine of Leuchtenberg was born Joséphine Maximilienne Eugénie Napoléone on 14 March 1807 in Milan, Italy. Her parents were French general Eugène de Beauharnais and Princess Augusta of Bavaria. The oldest of seven children, Joséphine spent the first years of her childhood in Milan, where the family lived at Villa Bonaparte. The summers were spent [read more]

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