Catherine of Austria

Queens Regent – Catherine of Austria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Catherine of Austria was born on 14 January 1507 as the daughter of Joanna of Castile and Philip I of Castile, who had sadly passed away in September 1506. Joanna was forced into confinement by her [read more]

Eleanor of Alburquerque

Queens Regent – Eleanor of Aragon

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Eleanor of Aragon was born on 1 February 1402 as the daughter of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque. She lost her father at the age of 14, and he was succeeded by her brother Alfonso [read more]

Euphemia of Rügen

Queens Regent – Ingeborg of Norway

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Ingeborg of Norway was born around 1301 as the daughter of King Haakon V of Norway and Euphemia of Rügen. She was betrothed to Magnus Birgerson, the heir of Birger I of Sweden. For political [read more]

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Mary of Guelders

Queens Regent – Mary of Guelders

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Mary of Guelders was born around 1434 as the daughter of Arnold, Duke of Guelders, and Catherine of Cleves. Mary grew up at the court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy and his third wife [read more]

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Margaret Douglas

Queens Regent – Margaret Tudor

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Margaret Tudor was born on 28 November 1489 as the eldest daughter of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. Early in her life, her future marriage was already being discussed. On 24 January [read more]