Bavaria

Matilda of England – Overshadowed sister of kings

Much has been written of Matilda’s parents, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her four surviving brothers, Henry, Richard, Geoffrey, and John, are also rather famous- Richard and John were Kings of England, and Henry was a “junior king” of England. The three older brothers, along with their mother, famously led a rebellion against their [read more]

Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Bavaria

The Kingdom of Bavaria was founded in 1805 when the Peace of Pressburg allowed the then Elector Maximilian to raise Bavaria to the status of a Kingdom. The preceding Electorate of Bavaria was an independent hereditary electorate of the Holy Roman Empire from 1623. Maximilian proclaimed himself King on 1 January 1806, and he also [read more]

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Bavaria

The execution of Maria of Brabant

Maria of Brabant was born circa 1226 as the daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant en Maria of Hohenstaufen. She was one of six children, and she had a further two half-siblings from her father’s second marriage to Sophie of Thuringia. Little is known of her youth, but she was possibly betrothed to the [read more]