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Anna of Saxony

Princesses of Orange – Anna of Saxony

After the death of Anna of Buren, William, Prince of Orange, remarried to Anna of Saxony. Anna was born on 23 December 1544 in Dresden, the daughter of Maurice, Elector of Saxony and Agnes of Hesse. She would be their only surviving child, and she was just nine years old when her father died. She [read more]

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I Love You Madly: The Secret Letters of Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen Hardcover – 7 July 2016 (UK ) & 1 August 2016 (US) The doubts which still remain about the exact nature of the relationship between Marie-Antoinette and Count Axel Fersen have largely been fostered by redacted editions of their correspondence in which only [read more]

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Anna of Saxony (1437 - 1512)

Barbara of Brandenburg – An independent mind

Barbara of Brandenburg was born on 30 May 1464 as the daughter of Albrecht III, Elector of Brandenburg and Anna of Saxony. Barbara was just one of nineteen children from her father’s two marriages. At the age of just eight, Barbara was married in Berlin to Duke Henry XI of Glogów (Poland), who was thirty [read more]