Isabella of Portugal – Duchess of Burgundy

January 28, 2017 Carol 0

Isabella of Burgundy was a Portuguese princess who as Duchess of Burgundy played an important role in the political and economic policies of Burgundy in the 15th century. Isabella was the only surviving daughter of John I of Portugal and his wife Philippa of Lancaster. Philippa was the daughter of John of Gaunt of England, [read more]

The Women of Wijnendale Castle in Torhout, Belgium

April 22, 2016 Moniek 1

The current Wijnendale Castle is mostly a 19th century reconstruction and the first castle on the site was built by Robert, Count of Flanders and was used as a base for military operations. During the next two centuries it was a place of residence for the Counts of Flanders and in 1298 it was inherited [read more]

Crown of Margaret of York

December 17, 2014 Moniek 0

I spotted a picture of this gorgeous crown on Facebook and I found out that this is actually Margaret of York’s crown and it is, as far as we know, the only surviving English medieval crown. Margaret of York was the sister of Edward IV of England. She was married to Charles the Bold of [read more]

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