The term Junior Queen sounds foreign to us now, but in medieval times sons were sometimes crowned King in their father’s lifetime in order to prevent succession disputes. Margaret of France was a Junior Queen of England as the wife of Henry the Young King, son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Margaret was [read more]
Anne of Bohemia was born on 23 July 1503 as the daughter of King Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary and his third wife Anne of Foix-Candale. Though Vladislaus had been married twice before, Anne and her brother Louis were his only surviving children. She was just 13 when her father died, and she and her brother [read more]
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]
Day six of my Vienna trip was my last full day in Vienna and I used it to visit three museums. I bought a combi-ticket for both locations of the Art History museum and for the Imperial Treasury. I began in the Imperial Treasury because it was the first to open!