Eupraxia of Kyiv

The Case of Eupraxia of Kyiv

Eupraxia of Kyiv was born circa 1070 as the daughter of Vsevolod I, Prince of Kyiv and his wife, Anna. As with many women from the medieval eastern European Kingdom of Rus’, there is very little information about her, despite the fact that she married a Holy Roman Emperor. There is just one surviving primary [read more]

Adelaide of Italy

Royal Saints

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]