The European Royal History Journal and Van Hoogstraten for the sixth time organize the conference Royal Gatherings in The Hague, The Netherlands, this year. The location is again the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat. The dates are 10 and 11 November 2018. Exactly 100 years after the end of World War I or the Great War as it is also called, is partly dedicated to the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” (armistice) and the consequences of the war for the European royal families.
The list of speakers for this year is rather interesting. Unfortunately I can’t tell yet whether I will be at all able to attend. I keep a tiny bit of hope as I’d love to hear some of the speakers and have my books by Hugo Vickers signed.
The speakers this year:
- Werner Vermeulen – Ludwig, the disappointed King.
- Moniek Bloks (of History of Royal Women) – Carolina of Orange-Nassau.
- Arturo Béeche – Revolution arrives in Coburg and Gotha.
- Katie Tice – The Kaiser Falls.
- Silvia Irina Zimmermann – Carol I and Elisabeth of Romania.
- Gert-Jürgen Frisch – King George V of Hannover.
- Hugo Vickers – The Quest for Queen Mary.
- Bearn Bilker – The Fall of the German Dynasties & The Kaiser’s Exile.
- Dátivo Salvia Ocaña – The Royal House of the Two Sicilies.
- Susan Symonds – Royal history of German Castles.