Book Reviews

Book News October 2021

*contains affiliate links* Charles II’s Favourite Mistress: Pretty, Witty Nell Gwyn  Hardcover – 30 August 2021 (UK) & 30 October 2021 (US) Nell Gwyn, the most infamous mistress of Charles II, was a commoner raised from the dingy back alleys of London to the stage and into a king’s arms. Hers was a true rags [read more]

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Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel – The longest-serving Holy Roman Empress (Part one)

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel is perhaps best known as the mother of the famous Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa but she was also the longest-serving Holy Roman Empress consort. Elisabeth Christine was born on 28 August 1691 as the eldest daughter of Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen. She [read more]