Monthly Archives: April 2013

NO GOOD TO THE HOUSE OF NAPLES: MARIA CAROLINA

The Hapsburgs once said: Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria nube! The best way to expand an empire was not always to wage war, but more often it was to marry, and marry well. The saying means, “Let others make … Continue reading

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A Rose Without A Thorn: Catherine Howard

The young and spirited sixteen year old Catherine Howard would be the fifth wife of the playboy Henry VIII. Though Catherine Howard has been portrayed as a bit of a ditz on TV, The Tudors, the young girl was not … Continue reading

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