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Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of England

500th Anniversary of Completion of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel Celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in style. Henry VII began lavish works on the chapel in 1503, but it wasn’t completed until 1516, nearly seven years after his death. The chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the monks of Westminster sang a [read more]

Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág

Celebrating the 200th wedding anniversary of Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág and Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

On the occasion of the 200th wedding anniversary of Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág and Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a painting of Ferdinand II of Portugal was offered to the Svaty Anton museum in Slovakia. The Svaty Anton museum is the former seat of the Princes of Kohary, and it was also the home in [read more]

Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Grave of Emperor Alexander III may have been opened before and remains of Alexander I are missing

The Russian Orthodox Church does not rule out that the grave of Alexander III in St. Petersburg’s Petropavlovskaya Fortress could have been opened before. “We are not alleging anything, we are not alleging that the grave was invaded, although we believe it could have happened. The only thing we are alleging now is that the headstone [read more]