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Philippa of Hainault

by Heather R. Darsie Please note this article originally appeared on MaidensAndManuscripts.com. Philippa Avesnes von Hennegau und Holland, or Philippa of Hainault as she is known to English speakers, was Queen Consort of England from 24 January 1328 to 15 August 1369. It is speculated that she was born on 24 June sometime between 1310 andContinue reading “Philippa of Hainault”

THE FALL OF THE FRENCH MONARCHY AND THE REVOLUTION OF AUGUST 10TH, 1792

Written by Expert Contributor, Dr Linda Porter Less familiar than the fall of the Bastille and the coup against Robespierre on 9th Thermidor, Year II (26 July, 1794), the Revolution of August 10,1792 was, nevertheless, a pivotal point in the French Revolution.  From that date onwards Louis XVI and his family, Marie Antoinette, their children,Continue reading “THE FALL OF THE FRENCH MONARCHY AND THE REVOLUTION OF AUGUST 10TH, 1792”

The Romanovs in Red Cross uniforms

Written by Expert Contributor Gareth Russell Nicholas II’s daughters, all slaughtered together in a cellar on one dreadful morning in 1918, have acquired a totemic significance in the century since their murder. For many conservatives and monarchists, the posthumous importance of the grand duchesses is obvious and inescapable as proof both of the unhinged viciousnessContinue reading “The Romanovs in Red Cross uniforms”

Drop Dead Gorgeous: 19th Century Beauty Tips for the Aspiring Consumptive

Written by Expert Contributor, Jessica Cale Picture the ideal nineteenth century English beauty: pale, almost translucent skin, rosy cheeks, crimson lips, white teeth, and sparkling eyes. She’s waspishly thin with elegant collarbones. Perhaps she’s prone to fainting. It shouldn’t be difficult to imagine; numerous depictions survive to this day, and the image is still heldContinue reading “Drop Dead Gorgeous: 19th Century Beauty Tips for the Aspiring Consumptive”

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