Eleanor de Montfort

The Imprisonment of Gwenllian of Wales

Gwenllian of Wales has perhaps one of the most tragic stories I have read in awhile. She was born in Abergwyngregyn, near Bangor in Gwynedd in June 1282. She was the only child of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales and Eleanor de Montfort. Eleanor was the daughter of Simon de Montfort and Eleanor of [read more]

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Caroline Mathilde of Great Britain

Caroline Matilda’s exile in Celle

Caroline Matilda was born a British princess, as the posthumous daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales on 11 July 1751. She married her cousin Christian VII of Denmark at the age of 15. They married at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen in 1766. Nobody had told her that the bridegroom was mentally ill. She had a [read more]