Anna of Buren

Princesses of Orange – Anna of Buren

Anna of Buren was born around March 1533 as the daughter of Maximilian van Egmond and Françoise de Lannoy. She would be their only child, and she was thus the heiress to her father’s estates. Her father was an ally of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as such he was often away on campaign. [read more]

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Anna of Lorraine

The Grote Kerk of Breda

This is the Church of Our Lady at Breda, The Netherlands. It’s perhaps better known simply as the Great or Grote Kerk / Church because it’s now a protestant church.  There was actually a wedding happening here later in the day, so it was a bit decorated on the inside. It’s a seriously beautiful church, and entrance [read more]

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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

The Prinsenhof and Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

The city of Delft only became a royal burial place when its traditional site, Breda, was under occupation at the time of William the Silent’s death. He was buried here, in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in a mausoleum. The Church is currently undergoing some construction. William the Silent’s Mausoleum The other royals are buried [read more]