Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Prussia

The Kingdom of Prussia came into being in 1701 in return for an alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession. Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia became the first King in Prussia in 1701 and crowned himself King Frederick I on 18 January 1701 in Königsberg. Frederick was married three times. His first wife [read more]

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Sophia Dorothea of Celle

Sophia Dorothea of Celle – The Prisoner of Ahlden

Sophia Dorothea of Celle was born on 15 September 1666 as the daughter of George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his mistress, Eleonore d’Esmier d’Olbreuse. Her parents officially married in 1676. On 22 November 1682, she married her cousin, George, Electoral Prince of Hanover, after reportedly shouting, “I will not marry the pig snout!” The marriage was off to a [read more]

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Anna Sophia of Brandenburg

The Hohenzollern Crypt at the Berliner Dom

I spent a few days in Berlin and one of the first stops I made was at the Berliner Dom, or Berlin Cathedral. It was partially closed due to a service but I was still allowed into the crypt down below. This crypt houses the remains of many of the Hohenzollern family. It’s quite interesting [read more]