Constance of France

Constance of France – An unhappy marriage

This article was written by Carol. Constance of France was born in 1124 the daughter of the French King Louis VI and his second wife Adelaide de Maurienne. Her brother was King Louis VII. In 1140 when she was 16, her brother arranged her marriage to Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne. This was a prestigious [read more]

dorothea courland
Dorothea of Courland

Dorothea of Courland – An empty marriage (Part two)

Read part one here. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince of Benevento, had focussed all his attention on his nephew Count Edmond de Talleyrand-Périgord as his heir. And his heir needed a wife – preferably a rich one. It was probably Count Aleksander Batowski was hinted at Charles that Dorothea might be the woman for his [read more]