Book News May 2018

April 21, 2018 Moniek 0

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew Paperback – 1 April 2018 (US) & 1 May 2018 (UK) The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age. Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York [read more]

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern – Wife of Frederick the Great

April 20, 2018 Moniek 0

Caesar desired that his wife should afford no occasion to be spoken of, and Queen Elisabeth Christine fulfilled these conditions entirely Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern was born on 8 November 1715 as the daughter of Duke Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Duchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. In 1733, Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia was ordered by his father to marry [read more]

Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou’s Marriages

April 19, 2018 Moniek 0

This is a guest article by Meghan. Since this is a site dedicated to the roles of women associated with female royals, I thought we’d discuss what was expected of them in the different eras, how they were married off, and even though men thought of women as the “weaker” sex, these women had vast [read more]

Royal Galleries of Ostend

April 18, 2018 Moniek 0

The Royal Galleries in Ostend were constructed between 1902 and 1906 on the orders of King Leopold II of Belgium. The galleries would allow the King and his guest to walk from the royal villa to the racetrack without being exposed to the elements. The royal villa is currently a health centre. During the German [read more]

Elisabeth-Richeza of Poland: Twice a Queen of Bohemia

April 17, 2018 CaraBeth 0

Throughout history, there are several examples of a king’s widow marrying her husband’s successor. In these situations, the marriage to the Queen dowager was believed to strengthen the new king’s claim to the throne. One such woman who married two different kings of the same kingdom was Elisabeth-Richeza of Poland. Both of her marriages were [read more]

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