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The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone Book Review

The Rivals Queens features two Queens, who coincidentally were also mother and daughter. The infamous Catherine de’ Medici and her perhaps equally infamous daughter Margaret of France have both led extraordinary lives. Catherine de’ Medici was born on 13 April 1519 as the daughter of Lorenzo II de’ Medici and Madeleine de la Tour D’Auvergne [read more]

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Charlotte and Feodora: A troubled mother-daughter relationship in Imperial Germany by John van der Kiste Book Review

Princess Charlotte of Prussia was born as the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Frederick III, German Emperor on 24 July 1860 in Potsdam. She married her second cousin, the future Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Prince Bernhard. From this marriage, a single daughter was born on 12 May 1879, who was the first great-grandchild of Queen [read more]