Amélie of Leuchtenberg

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Portugal

The Kingdom of Portugal began its life in 1139 when Afonso Henriques, Count of Portugal, was acclaimed King of the Portuguese. House of Burgundy His wife was Matilda or Mafalda of Savoy, who was thus the first Queen of Portugal. They had seven children together, including his successor the future King Sancho I of Portugal. Sancho succeeded his [read more]

Inês de Castro
Inês de Castro

Inês de Castro – The posthumous Queen

Inês de Castro was born circa 1325 as a noblewoman. She was a descendant of the Castilian Royal Family through an illegitimate line. Her grandmother was an illegitimate daughter of Sancho IV of Castile. She also held ties to the Royal Families of Léon and Portugal. Inês was a maid of Constance Manuel of Villena [read more]