mary de bohun
England

Mary de Bohun – An abducted heiress

Mary was born circa 1368 as the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford and Joan Fitzalan. She and her older sister Eleanor were heiresses to her father’s estates, as they had no brothers. Eleanor was married off to Edward III’s son Thomas of Woodstock who intended to keep the entire inheritance for [read more]

jadwiga
Elizabeth of Bosnia

The Sister Kings

In an age where female rulers weren’t all that common, these sisters were Kings in their own right of two respective countries. Mary of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland were the daughters of Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia. During their father’s reign, Poland and Hungary were in a personal union and Louis [read more]

marie antoinette
France

Marie Antoinette’s last letter

Marie Antoinette is perhaps most famous for something she didn’t say; ‘Let them eat cake!’ It is on this day in 1793, the infamous Queen of France was executed by guillotine 10 months after her husband suffered the same fate. She was tried by the Revolutionary Tribunal on 14 October. She was accused of several [read more]