Austria

Elisabeth of Austria – Playing matchmaker

This article was written by Franziska. A problematic marriage The marriage of Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth of Austria began under the most unusual circumstances: the young emperor was supposed to marry Princess Helene of Bavaria – Elisabeth’s older sister. What happened instead is well known to fans of Elisabeth and the Habsburgers worldwide. The [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]