Catharina Belgica of Nassau

Schloss Philippsruhe – A time for healing

I first stumbled upon Schloss Philippsruhe when I was researching my book on Carolina of Orange-Nassau. Carolina went to Schloss Philippsruhe after the death of her eight-year-old son William Louis. She had been feeling depressed and her husband suggested that she visit her aunt Mary, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (born of Great Britain). Mary was responsible [read more]

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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]