Jacqueline of Hainaut

The Court Chapel of the Binnenhof

The Binnenhof (or Inner Court) in The Hague was once the residence for the Counts of Holland and was also used for the Princes of Oranges. It is now home to both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of [read more]

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Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of England

500th Anniversary of Completion of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel Celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in style. Henry VII began lavish works on the chapel in 1503, but it wasn’t completed until 1516, nearly seven years after his death. The chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the monks of Westminster sang a [read more]

Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria transferred to Novospassky Monastery

The remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria have been transferred to Novospassky Monastery. The monastery has a special connection to the Romanov family. Xenia Shestova, who was the mother of the first Romanov Tsar is buried there with Princess Tarakanova, a pretender who claimed to be the only daughter of Empress Elisabeth, and [read more]