On my recent trip to Gouda I also learned about Gouda’s famous city hall. (You may now Gouda from its Cheese Markets but those are in the summer!) Building began in 1448 and ended in 1459 and it’s made from Belgian limestone. Improvements were made in 1497 for the visit of Philip the Handsome. It [read more]
I have written about Mary of Burgundy before and you can read the article about her early death here. After her death, she was buried in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges in Belgium, originally next to her father. Her father’s remains were not found during renovations and it’s possible he was moved to [read more]
I’ve been meaning to read more about Margaret of York ever since I went to Mechelen to find the Palace of Margaret of Austria, which also happened to be right across the street from Margaret of York’s Palace. You can find that blog post here.
Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / CC-BY-SA-3.0 I spotted a picture of this gorgeous crown on Facebook and I found out that this is actually Margaret of York’s crown and it is, as far as we know, the only surviving English medieval crown. Margaret of York was the sister of Edward IV of England. She [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!