Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Saxony

The Kingdom of Saxony began its life in 1806 as nearly 500 years of an Electorate of Saxony came to an end. The last elector became the first King of Saxony; his name was King Frederick Augustus I. The first Queen consort of Saxony was his wife, Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. She went on to deliver three [read more]

Bavaria

Matilda of England – Overshadowed sister of kings

Much has been written of Matilda’s parents, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her four surviving brothers, Henry, Richard, Geoffrey, and John, are also rather famous- Richard and John were Kings of England, and Henry was a “junior king” of England. The three older brothers, along with their mother, famously led a rebellion against their [read more]

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth – The uncrowned Queen

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth was born on 19 December 1671 as the daughter of Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and his second wife, Sophie Louise of Württemberg. On 20 January 1693, she married Frederick Augustus, Duke of Saxony. He was a younger son and destined for a career in the military, but for Christiane Eberhardine it was a [read more]