Frederica of Baden

The exile of Frederica of Baden

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Fredrika Dorotea Vilhelmina was born 12 March 1781 in Karlsruhe, in the Duchy of Baden. Her parents were Karl Ludwig of Baden and Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt. Known as “Frick” to family and friends, Frederica of Baden was the younger sister of the wife of Tsar Alexander I [read more]

Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp

Gossip at court – The diary of Hedvig Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Hedvig Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp was born 22 March 1759 in Eutin, Germany. The youngest child of the Duke of Holstein-Oldenburg and Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel, Hedvig Elisabeth was Queen of Sweden from 1809 until 1818, as well as Queen of Norway from 1814. At the age of [read more]