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Anne Queen of Great Britain

Queen Mary II – A good wife (Part three)

Read part two here. In August 1682, Mary received the news of the birth of another half-sister, but the little girl lived for just two months. The rest of the year of 1682 was spent rather domestically for Mary; she bought a new cockatoo and items for her household. For William, it was a politically [read more]

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Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands

Female Heirs – Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

With the introduction of absolute primogeniture in most European monarchies, there are now several Queens in waiting. With our series Female Heirs, we’ll be taking a look at those young women who will one day rule in their own right. Today we’ll be taking a look at Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange. The current King [read more]