Adelaide of Hesse

Adelaide of Hesse – An unwanted Queen

Casimir III of Poland is remembered as one of Poland’s greatest kings.  He was not a great husband, however.  He married four times, and each wife probably had her share of misfortunes.  Out of his four wives, his second, Adelaide, suffered the most. The Alternative Bride  After the death of his first wife, Aldona-Anna of [read more]

Book Reviews

The divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga (edited) by Rachel Stone and Charles West Book Review

In the mid-ninth century, Francia was rocked by the first royal divorce scandal of the Middle Ages: the attempt by King Lothar II of Lotharingia to rid himself of his queen, Theutberga and remarry. Even ‘women in their weaving sheds’ were allegedly gossiping about the lurid accusations made. Kings and bishops from neighbouring kingdoms, and [read more]