Book Reviews

The Child of the Sun: Royal Fairy Tales and Essays edited by Silvia Irina Zimmermann Book Review

*contains affiliate links* Elisabeth of Wied and her successor as Queen as Romania Marie of Edinburgh were both avid writers. Elisabeth wrote under the name Carmen Sylva while Marie  Silvia Irina Zimmermann from the Carmen Sylva research centre at the Fürstlich Wiedisches Archiv has published many of their works, though mostly in German. The Child of the [read more]

Anne of Bourbon-Parma

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Romania

The Kingdom of Romania began its life in 1881 when Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was proclaimed King Carol I of Romania. He had been Domnitor (ruler) of Romania since 1866. In 1869, he married Princess Elisabeth of Wied, who was thus the first Queen of Romania. Their marriage was unhappy and their only child, a daughter named [read more]