louise lehzen
The Year of Queen Victoria (2019)

Queen Victoria & Baroness Lehzen

Johanna Clara Louise Lehzen was born on 3 October 1784, and she is most remembered as the governess and companion of Queen Victoria. Louise Lehzen was born in Hanover as the daughter of Joachim Friedrich Lehzen who was a Lutheran pastor and his wife, Melusine Palm. Louise was the youngest of the couple’s nine children, [read more]

The Royal Women

The accession of Queen Victoria

Victoria had gone to bed knowing that her uncle King William IV was in terrible health and was not expected to live much longer. He had already reached his ultimate goal – living until Victoria had turned 18. He had been unable to attend her 18th birthday, but he sent her a grand piano as [read more]

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen – The Good Queen

Amalie Adelheid Louise Therese Caroline or Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen was born on 13 August 1792 as the daughter of  George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She lost her father when she was just ten years old, and her mother acted as regent for her younger brother. Her younger sister Ida married [read more]