Anne of France

The Royal Women of Maximilian (TV series)

With the 2017 series Maximilian now available via Starz, we are introduced to some more unknown royal women. Mary, Duchess of Burgundy Although the series is called Maximillian, the second main character is Mary, Duchess of Burgundy – his wife. Challenged in her rights to become Duchess in her own right by the French, she [read more]

Catherine De'Medici

500: Catherine de’ Medici & her daughters

To celebrate the 500th birthday of the formidable Catherine de’ Medici, we will be posting seven articles over the next seven days about her. This is the sixth, and it will focus on her relationships with her daughters. Read part five here. Over the years, Catherine gave birth to ten children of which five were [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]

joan france
Anne of Brittany

Joan of France -The neglected Queen

Joan of France was born on 23 April 1464 as the second daughter of Louis XI of France and Charlotte of Savoy. Shortly after she was born, it was agreed that she should marry her father’s second cousin, the Duke of Orléans who would become Louis XII of France. At the age of 12, Joan [read more]