joanna brabant
Eleanor of Aquitaine

The longest-reigning female monarchs

The longest-reigning monarch in the world was Sobhuza II of Swaziland, who ruled for 82 years and 254 days. It sounds nearly impossible, but Sobhuza was only six months old at the time of his accession. The longest-reigning female monarch was the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine who ruled over the Duchy of Aquitaine in her [read more]

margaret parma
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]