Alice of Champagne

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Cyprus

The Kingdom of Cyprus was a Crusader kingdom that existed between 1192 and 1489. The island of Cyprus was conquered by 1191 by King Richard I of England from the Byzantine Empire. He soon realised that the island was not worthwhile and he sold it to the Knights Templar. The people of Cyprus attempted to [read more]

Catherine Cornaro
Caterina Corner

Queens Regnant – Catherine Cornaro of Cyprus

Catherine Cornaro was most definitely not born to be a Queen, let alone a Queen regnant. She was born on 25 November 1454 as the daughter of Nobile Huomo Marco Cornaro and Fiorenza Crispo. Her father was a great-grandson of Marco Cornaro, Doge of Venice. The title Doge is derived from the Latin Dux. The Doges of [read more]

Anne Boleyn

My Top 5 Books of 2015

I have done over 10 bookreviews in 2015 and it has been a hard choice indeed. I have enjoyed most of the books published in 2015 and I was glad to see a few more unknown women in their own biographies. I shall bore you no longer, here is my top 5 of 2015! Joan [read more]