Charlotte of Bourbon

Princesses of Orange – Charlotte of Bourbon

William, Prince of Orange’s, next chosen wife was Charlotte of Bourbon. She was born in 1546 or 1547 as the daughter of Louis, Duke of Montpensier and Jacqueline de Longwy, Countess of Bar-Sur-Seine. Her father supposedly intended for her to enter the church as well as some of her sisters, as he did not wish [read more]

Alice of Champagne

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Cyprus

The Kingdom of Cyprus was a Crusader kingdom that existed between 1192 and 1489. The island of Cyprus was conquered by 1191 by King Richard I of England from the Byzantine Empire. He soon realised that the island was not worthwhile and he sold it to the Knights Templar. The people of Cyprus attempted to [read more]