The Link between the Royal Houses of Portugal and the Netherlands

From 10 to 12 October 2017 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a state visit to the former monarchy of Portugal. Among the people invited for the state banquet and the return concert were Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança – heir to the Portuguese throne – and his wife Doña Isabel. On […]

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What happened to Count Adolf?

Graaf Adolf is gebleven (Count Adolf stayed behind) in Friesland in de slag, (in battle in Frisia) zijn ziel in ‘t eeuwig leven (His soul in the eternal life) verwacht de jongste dag. (awaits the final judgement) These are the last lines of the fourth verse of the Dutch national anthem (there are fifteen verses, just for your information). Who is this Count Adolf? He was born in Dillenburg on […]

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A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs

The churchyard of the pittoresque Church of St Mary near Provender House, Norton, Kent, Great Britain, is truly beautiful. It is small but most interesting. Where you’d expect local residents with British sounding names, you’ll find Scots, a Finnish woman and some Romanoffs. Here you will find the graves of Andrew Alexandervitch Romanoff and his […]

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