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Elisabeth in Bavaria

A first look at Netflix’s The Empress

Netflix has, at last, given us a first look at their new series The Empress about Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The three images don’t give away much, though I can’t imagine them sitting like that! The trailer is quite interesting but a little short. It appears to only be available in German, but you can [read more]

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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

No – Queen Charlotte wasn’t black

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a German Princess who, at the age of 17, married King George III of the United Kingdom and thus became Queen. They would eventually have fifteen children together. The stories of the supposed biracial heritage of Queen Charlotte came about after comments on the Allan Ramsay portrait (see above) that she [read more]