Joanna, Duchess of Brabant and the Castle of Ammersoyen

July 15, 2016 Moniek 0

In 1399 the Peace of Ravenstein was made, between Joanna, Duchess of Brabant and Duke William I of Guelders and Jülich and possibly, following that peace treaty there was a joyous banquet held between the two parties. Legend has it that this took place at Castle Ammersoyen, though I have been unable to find definite [read more]

Leeds Castle and its Queens

May 7, 2016 Moniek 1

Leeds Castle in Kent has a long history, though most of what remains was built in the 18th century. I visited it in 2011, long before I had this blog. I recently rediscovered the pictures, and I thought I would share. I did not have a fancy camera at the time, so some of the [read more]

Castle Moyland in Bedburg-Hau, Germany

December 19, 2015 Moniek 0

Last week I visited Schloss or Castle Moyland in Germany for a Christmas market. The Castle itself is beautiful, but I have yet been unable to find a connection to a royal woman, so I’m posting this as an extra article this Saturday. It might be connected to Anne of Cleves, or other women of [read more]

Johanna of Polanen and Anne of Egmont & Castle Breda

June 26, 2015 Moniek 0

A while ago I booked a historical walk through the city of Breda in the Netherlands. Breda was one of the original Nassau cities, and it was quite centrally located in the Netherlands when Belgium was also still a part of the Netherlands. Right now it’s situated pretty southernly. The walk was organised by the [read more]

The Old Loo Palace & Sisi Exhibition

May 28, 2015 Moniek 0

I’ve visited the ‘new’ Loo Palace last year during the Grace Kelly exhibition. This year I went back as this time Loo palace was the host of the largest Sisi exhibition outside of Vienna. If you want to know what Loo Palace looks like on the inside, I’d like to direct you to this post [read more]

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