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]

Anna Sophia of Brandenburg

The Hohenzollern Crypt at the Berliner Dom

I spent a few days in Berlin and one of the first stops I made was at the Berliner Dom, or Berlin Cathedral. It was partially closed due to a service but I was still allowed into the crypt down below. This crypt houses the remains of many of the Hohenzollern family. It’s quite interesting [read more]

Anne Boleyn

Inside Anne Boleyn’s place of burial

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you will know of my fascination with Anne Boleyn. She was, of course, Henry VIII of England’s second wife and the mother of Elizabeth I. She was executed inside the Tower of London on 19 May 1536 after being found guilty of treason, incest and adultery. This [read more]