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Eleanor of Portugal

Eleanor of Portugal – The first Habsburg Empress

Eleanor of Portugal was born on 18 September 1434 in Torres Vedras as the sixth child and third (but eldest surviving) daughter of King Edward of Portugal and Eleanor of Aragon. Het baptism was performed in the Cathedral of Lisbon by Archbishop Pedro de Noronha. Her parents entrusted her into the care of Guiomar de [read more]

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]