Anne of Brittany

The Importance of Pawns by Keira Morgan Book Review

*contains affiliate links* The Importance of Pawns by Keira Morgan begins as Anne of Brittany, Duchess of Brittany and Queen of France, lays dying. After two marriages to Kings of France and many lost children, she’ll leave behind two young daughters. Her daughters will be unable to inherit the throne of France, which operates under [read more]

Catherine De'Medici

500: Catherine de’ Medici & her daughters

To celebrate the 500th birthday of the formidable Catherine de’ Medici, we will be posting seven articles over the next seven days about her. This is the sixth, and it will focus on her relationships with her daughters. Read part five here. Over the years, Catherine gave birth to ten children of which five were [read more]

Adela of Champagne

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of France

The Kingdom of France originated when Hugh Capet was elected King and founded the Capetian dynasty. Before, the area of the Frankish empire was ruled by several dynasties. Hugh Capet was married to Adelaide of Aquitaine, and she was known as Queen of the Franks. They had three children that can be accounted for, including Hugh’s [read more]