Book Reviews

The Young Victoria by Deirdre Murphy Book Review

Kensington Palace is celebrating the birth of Queen Victoria within their walls 200 years ago with two exhibitions – Victoria: Woman and Crown and Victoria: A Royal Childhood. Accompanying the exhibition is the exhibitions is the hardcover The Young Victoria by the late Deirdre Murphy who was senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces until her death [read more]

Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia

Schloss Fasanerie – The Legacy of Landgravine Anna

Schloss Fasanerie began its life as Schloss Adolphseck around 1710 under Prince-Abbot Adalbert of Schleifras. It was expanded in 1730 and again in 1757. From 1878 Landgrave Frederick William of Hesse used it as his private residence. His wife was Princess Anna of Prussia, and she lived in the palace until her death in 1918. The palace [read more]

Anna Pavlovna of Russia

Royal Travel at the Spoorwegmuseum

Royalty must travel in style and so the Dutch Railway Museum (Spoorwegmuseum) has dedicated an entire exhibition to Royal Travel. The exhibition surprisingly opens in the ladies bathroom, where tiles from the royal waiting at Amsterdam Central have been used. You then move on to a royal waiting room before going to an actual royal [read more]