Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

Schloss Oldenburg – Memories of resplendence

Schloss Oldenburg stands in the centre of the city of Oldenburg in Germany and served as the residence of the Counts, Dukes and finally, the Grand Dukes of Oldenburg. The oldest part dates from 1607 and it was Anthony Günther, Count of Oldenburg who wanted to develop the medieval buildings into a palace with four [read more]

Germany Miscellaneous

Maria of Orange-Nassau – A forgotten Princess

Maria of Orange-Nassau was born in The Hague on 5 September 1642 as the daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels. She would be the youngest of five surviving siblings – several others died in childhood. Unfortunately, we know very little about her youth. She was present at the wedding of her [read more]