The Stone in Antwerp

The Stone is a medieval fortress which was built in the early middle ages. At that time it was known as the Antwerpen Burcht (fortress). When Charles V rebuilt it in 1520 it was known as ‘s Heerens Steen (The King’s Stone) and it later became just The Stone. The Stone is located on the [read more]


Castle de Haar

So, Castle de Haar does not technically involve royalty. It dates back to 1391 and was rebuilt and remodelled over the years. It was at one point owned by a Baron van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de Haar, who was married to Baroness Hèlène de Rothschild. It is still owned by the Van Zuylen van [read more]

hever castle
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn and Hever Castle

As my fascination with royal women began with Anne Boleyn, visiting her childhood home Hever Castle was only a matter of time. So, back in 2011, I found an excursion trip with OAD (now bankrupt, unfortunately!) that also included Hever Castle. I’ve included the pictures my friend and I took. Unfortunately, we were not allowed [read more]