The Duchess of Cornwall – The vilified Princess

May 25, 2018 Moniek 0

The Duchess of Cornwall was born Camilla Rosemary Shand on 17 July 1947 as the daughter of Major Bruce Shand and his wife The Honourable Rosalind Cubitt at King’s College Hospital in London. Her mother was the daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe and Sonia Rosemary Keppel, who in turn was the daughter of Alice Keppel, the mistress of King [read more]

Ida of Austria and the Crusade of 1101

May 24, 2018 CaraBeth 0

After writing about Florine of Burgundy, I thought it would be interesting to look at Ida of Austria, another high-ranking noblewoman who took part in the early crusades. Like Florine, finding information on Ida is difficult, and there are conflicting results. Ida’s Background Margravine Ida of Austria was said to have been one of the [read more]

Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach and the Grävenitz affair

May 23, 2018 Moniek 0

Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach was born on 3 October 1680 as the daughter of Frederick VII Magnus, Margrave of Baden-Durlach and his wife Auguste Marie of Holstein-Gottorp. In 1697, she married Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg. Her new husband had little interest in his new wife, he reportedly only married her to bring her attractive lady-in-waiting to court. Johanna [read more]

Louisa Ulrika of Prussia – The Revolutionary Queen

May 21, 2018 Moniek 0

Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was born on 24 July 1720 as the daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. She was their tenth child. At the age of three, she was put in the care of a French governess by the name of Mademoiselle de Jeaucourt with her sister Sophie. Her [read more]

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