elizabeth portugal
Adelaide of Italy

Royal Saints

Many royal women sought a religious life, especially after the deaths of their husbands or even from their early childhood. I have compiled a list, probably incomplete, of many of those female saints. Adelaide of Italy Adelaide was born around 931 and she was respectively Queen of Italy as the wife of Lothair II of [read more]

louvre
Anne of Austria 1549 - 1580

The Louvre & Place de la Concorde

The last stop of my day in Paris was the Louvre. The Louvre is a museum now but it began its life as a royal palace and it was Louis XIV who moved the seat of power to Versailles in 1682. Since 1789, it has housed the museum. The Louvre glass Pyramid is now the [read more]

marie antoinette
Elisabeth of Valois

Marie-Antoinette & The Conciergerie

Marie-Antoinette’s life is one of great controversy. Her death was shocking and left her children at the mercy of revolutionaries. Her son, the titular King, would suffer abuse and an undignified death in captivity nearly two years after his mother. Her daughter, Marie-Therese would be the only survivor of the immediate family. Marie-Antoinette was originally [read more]

denis
Adelaide of France (1732 - 1800)

The Royal Women of the Basilica of St. Denis

Outside of the Basilica of St. Denis Last weekend I went on a Groupon day trip to Paris. While the organisation around the trip left something to be desired, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I visited several places, and I will be posting them in several articles as I have MANY pictures. My first stop of [read more]