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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Burial places of the Queens of England

Funeral cortege of Elizabeth I of England Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury – Shaftesbury Abbey (Shaftesbury, UK) Ruins Ælfgifu – Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) Elfrida – Wherwell Abbey (Wherwell, UK) Demolished Ælfgifu of York – Unknown Ealdgyth (wife of Edmund Ironside) – Unknown Emma of Normandy – First in Old Minster Cathedral (Winchester,UK). Bones now in Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) [read more]

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Augusta Maria Carolina of Nassau-Weilburg

Treasures of royal women at the Rijksmuseum

Lock of hair from Jacqueline of Hainaut, though the Rijksmuseum doubt its authenticity. It was supposedly from the excavation in the chapel in the Binnenhof, but nobody was reported to have been found, but they apparently did find this. So either the body is still there somewhere, or the lock of hair is fake. Snuffbox [read more]

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Mary II of England

Michiel de Ruyter Film Review

Even though a royal woman only makes a short appearance in this film, I wanted to write a review on this film. It’s quite possibly one of the biggest Dutch releases of this year and is about an especially restless period in Dutch history. Its main character Michiel de Ruyter is a scruffy, unkempt man [read more]