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England

Queens Regnant – Mary I of England

England’s first Queen regnant was born on 18 February 1516 to Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII of England, and she was to be their only child to survive infancy. She grew up under the pressure of several suitors, first to the French Dauphin and later to her first cousin Charles V. Mary was educated [read more]

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Mary I of England

The Year of Mary I

The year 2016 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of England’s first undisputed Queen regnant, Mary I of England. History of Royal Women is going to celebrate this in style. We will begin next week with five articles dedicated to her, and after that, there will be at least one article every month on [read more]

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Anna of Austria

Burial Places of the Queens of Spain

Anna of Austria – El Escorial (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain) Barbara of Portugal – Convent of the Salesas Reales (Madrid, Spain) Beatrice of Portugal – Monastery of Sancti Spiritus (Toro, Spain) Berengaria of Barcelona – Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) Berenguela of Castile – Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas (Burgos, Spain) Blanche of Bourbon – Monasterio de San Francisco de Jerez [read more]