Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia Volume 1 1603-1631

I recently received this book, The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia from the Oxford University Press. It’s edited by Nadine Akkerman, who is also contracted to write a biography of Elizabeth Stuart. The correspondence actually consists of three volumes and the second volume was actually released first in 2011 as it was Nadine Akkerman’s [read more]

margaret parma
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

The Prinsenhof and Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

The city of Delft only became a royal burial place when its traditional site, Breda, was under occupation at the time of William the Silent’s death. He was buried here, in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in a mausoleum. The Church is currently undergoing some construction. William the Silent’s Mausoleum The other royals are buried [read more]

haagse rivalen
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Courtly Rivals Exhibition

While in The Hague for the Royal Gatherings weekend I heard about a special exhibition the The Hague Historical Museum has right now, called Courtly Rivals (Dutch: Rivalen aan het Haagse Hof) So, during the two-hour lunch break I walked to the museum, which luckily wasn’t far away from the hotel. I took these pictures [read more]