elisabeth feodorovna
Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

Monument of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna consecrated

On the square of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Alapaevsk a monument to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (born Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine) was unveiled. The Grand Duchess is a martyr and as such the monument was also consecrated by Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye. Read more about the Grand Duchess here.

Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo

Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo – Murder Most Royal

Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo was born in March 1553 as the daughter of García Álvarez de Toledo, 4th Marquis of Villafranca, Duke of Fernandina and  Donna Vittoria Colonna in Florence. She was brought up by Eleanor of Toledo, her aunt. In April 1571, she married Pietro de’ Medici, the youngest son of Cosimo I de’ [read more]

philippa
Flanders

The murder of Philippa of Flanders

Philippa of Flanders (or Philippa of Dampierre) was born around 1287 as the daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders and Isabella of Luxembourg. Philippa’s father sought support from the English King Edward I to preserve the autonomy of Flanders from its powerful neighbour France, and in 1294 Philippa was betrothed to Edward II. The French [read more]