Category Archives: France

Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England

In another post we told the story of the Empress Maud, daughter of King Henry I of England who married the German Emperor and fought for her inheritance of the English throne against her cousin King Stephen. King Stephen’s wife … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Imagine you are the official portraitist of Marie Antoinette. Then, the French Revolution is getting more intense every day. What would you do? Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun was that painter and she had to make a big decision on whether … Continue reading

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Many know the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. While telling the story of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland I was struck by the similarities between her and her granddaughter, Mary. They both had three husbands and had a child … Continue reading

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Empress Maud, Lady of the English

“Here lies the daughter, wife, and mother of Henry” We would like to tell the story of Empress Maud who was never crowned Queen of England but caused civil war trying to attain her inheritance. Maud was also named Matilda … Continue reading

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Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk

We would like to continue our series on Tudor queens by examining the life of Mary Tudor, the younger sister of King Henry VIII. She began as a victim of circumstances but ended up marrying the love of her life. … Continue reading

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