A royal connection – Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

You expect that a royal wedding, especially in a reigning royal family, takes place in a big church. However Zara Phillips in 2011 choose a rather modest sized and simple church: Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh. Situated at the Royal Mile, not far from the Holyroodhouse Palace, it is the official place of worship for the […]

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The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families. I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most […]

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Lallybroch – How a forgotten castle turned into a tourist attraction

Once upon a time there was a small forgotten castle, which was first refered to as Medhope in the year 1458. Built in the 15th century the five storey tower house called Midhope Castle is part of the Hopetoun estate. Regularly altered over the centuries it was among others in the possession of the families […]

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Revisiting Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs in Edinburgh

Honestly, I of course had already seen the exhibition “Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs”  at the Queen’s Gallery of the Buckingham Palace in London in March 2019. Somehow I however visited on a busy day. As I was visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh anyway, I decided to have another look and wasn’t disappointed. […]

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Scottish exhibition – A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

There were two main reasons for choosing Scotland as my holiday destination earlier this month. One was the fact that I enjoyed my visit 13 years ago very much and really wanted to go back. The other one was the small exhibition “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” at the Palace of […]

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New royal and noble books – November 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano. Title: 60 años de soledad. La vida de Carlota después del Imperio Mexicano (60 Years of loneliness. Carlota’s life after the Mexican Empire). Publication: 19 […]

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New royal and noble books – October 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   ANTIQUITY Author: David Grant. Title: Unearthing the family of Alexander the Great. The remarkable discovery of the royal tombs of Macedon. Publication: 30 October 2019 by Pen & Sword HIstory. […]

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New royal and noble books – September 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger. Title: Maria Theresia. Die Kaiserin in ihrer Zeit (Maria Theresia. The Empress in her times). Publication: 19 September 2019 by C.H. Beck Verlag. Language: German. AUSTRIA […]

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New royal and noble books – August 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   FRANCE / UNITED KINGDOM Author: Estelle Paranque. Title: Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France. Reputation, Reinterpretation and Reincarnation. Publication: 15 August 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan. Language: […]

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New royal and noble books – July 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   FRANCE Author: Jeffrey Anderson. Title: The Angevin Dynasties of Europe 900-1500. Lors of the Greatest Part of the World. Publication: 19 July 2019 by Robert Hale Ltd. Language: English. MOUNTBATTEN […]

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New royal and noble books – May 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   BYZANTIUM Author: Dimiter Angelov. Title: The Byzantine Hellene. The Life of Emperor Theodore Laskaris and Byzantium in the Thirteenth Century. Publication: 31 May 2019 by Cambridge University Press. Language: English. […]

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New royal and noble books – April 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   ARENBERG Publishers: William D. Godsey, Veronika Hyden-Hanscho. Title: Das Haus Arenberg und die Habsburgermonarchie. Eine transterritoriale Adelsfamilie zwischen Fürstendienst und Eigenstsändigkeit (16.-20. Jahrhundert) (The House of Arenberg and the Habsburg […]

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New royal and noble books – March 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Leopold Altenburg. Title: Der Kaiser und sein Sonnenschein. Geschichten meines Großvaters Erzherzog Clemens und meines Vaters Prinz Peter (The Emperor and his sunshine. Stories of my grandfather Archduke […]

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Balmoral – The Scottish Home of the Queen

In the coming days Queen Elizabeth II is being expected at Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle is one of the two personal and private residences of the British Royal Family (the other being Sandringham). The castle is located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. While Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh is the official residence of the family in […]

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