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Post by Susan » Wed November 23rd, 2011, 1:23 am

November 23 in royal history:

November 23, 1243 - Wedding of Richard, Earl of Cornwall and Sanchia of Provence at Westminster Abbey

November 23, 1503 – Death of Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy and sister of Edward IV and Richard III, in Mechlin, Flanders

November 23, 1511 - Death of Anne of York, daughter of Edward IV; buried at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk
Anne married Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey (later 3rd Duke of Norfolk) but she died young and they had no children. The Duke later married Anne Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.

November 23, 1589 - Wedding of James I and Anne of Denmark at the Old Bishop’s Palace in Oslo, Norway

November 23, 1609 – Birth of Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, wife of George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

November 23, 1886 – Birth of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Alexander was the son of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He married Lady Irene Denison, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Londesbrough. During World War I, his surname was changed to Mountbatten and he was created 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke.

November 23, 1890 - Death of William III of the Netherlands at Het Loo, near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

November 23, 1965 – Death of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Albert I of the Belgians; buried at the Royal Crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium
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Post by Susan » Thu November 24th, 2011, 2:48 am

November 24 in royal history:

November 24, 1273 - Birth of Alfonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I, at Bordeaux, France
Alfonso was the third son and ninth child of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. His two elder brothers had died so Alfonso was the heir apparent to the throne. Alfonso died at age 11 at Windsor Castle and was buried at Westminster Abbey near the shrine of Edward the Confessor. Had he survived his father, England would have had a King Alfonso.

November 24, 1615 - Wedding of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria

November 24, 1655 – Birth of Charles XI of Sweden at Tre Kronor in Stockholm, Sweden

November 24, 1715 – Death of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles X of Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm

November 24, 1724 – Birth of Maria Amalia of Saxony, wife of Charles III of Spain, at Dresden Castle, Germany

November 24, 1741 – Death of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholmen Church

November 24, 1960 – Death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in Toronto, Canada; buried at York Cemetery, Toronto
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Post by Susan » Thu November 24th, 2011, 8:42 pm

November 25 in royal history:

November 25, 1034 – Death of Malcolm II of Scotland at Glamis Castle; buried at Isle of Iona, Scotland

November 25, 1120 - Death of William the Aetheling, Duke of Normandy, son and heir of Henry I, on the White Ship
William's death resulted in the The Anarchy, the succession crisis between his sister Maud and her cousin Stephen.

November 25, 1253 - Birth of Katherine, daughter of Henry III, at the Palace of Westminster

November 25, 1314 - Death of John Balliol, King of Scots at his family's château at Hélicourt in France; probably buried at St. Waast at Bailleul-sur-Eaune

November 25, 1609 – Birth of Henrietta Maria of France, wife of Charles I, at Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France

November 25, 1638 - Birth of Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, at Vila Viçosa, Lisbon, Portugal

November 25, 1868 – Birth of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt
Ernest was the son of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. He married his first cousin Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh but they divorced after seven years of marriage. Ernest married again to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Braunfels.

November 25, 1876 – Birth of Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at San Antonio Palace, Malta
Victoria Melita was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married his first cousin Grand Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine, but they divorced after seven years of marriage. After the divorce, she married her Romanov first cousin Grand Duke Kryill Vladimirovich.

November 25, 1885 – Death of Alfonso XII of Spain at Palacio Real de El Pardo, Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

November 25, 1925 - Death of Vajiravudh, Rama VI of Thailand
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Post by Susan » Fri November 25th, 2011, 9:24 pm

November 26 in royal history:

November 26, 1252 – Death of Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France, in Paris, France; buried at Maubuisson Abbey,
Blanche was a granddaughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

November 26, 1504 - Death of Isabella I of Castile, wife of Ferdinand of Aragon, mother of Catherine of Aragon, at Medina del Campo, Spain; buried at the Capilla Real in Granada

November 26, 1847 - Birth of Dagmar of Denmark, wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, mother of Tsar Nicholas II, at the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen

November 26, 1869 - Birth of Princess Maud, daughter of Edward VII, wife of Haakon VII of Norway, at Marlborough House, London

November 26, 1992 – Birth of Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, Monaco

November 26, 1992 - British government announces that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income
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Post by Susan » Sat November 26th, 2011, 10:20 pm

November 27 in royal history:

November 27, 1635 – Birth of Françoise d'Aubigné, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France

November 27, 1640 - Birth of Barbara Villiers (later Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland), mistress of Charles II
Among Barbara's descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales; Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister from 1955-1957; and Serena Stanhope, wife of Princess Margaret's son Viscount Linley.

November 27, 1833 – Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge in Hanover, Germany
Mary Adelaide was the mother of Queen Mary and the first cousin of Queen Victoria.
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Post by Susan » Sun November 27th, 2011, 11:58 pm

November 28 in royal history:

November 28, 1170 – Death of Owain Gwynedd, Prince of Gwynedd

November 28, 1290 – Death of Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, at Harby, Nottinghamshire; buried at Westminster Abbey
Edward and Eleanor had a loving marriage and had 16 children. Edward was devastated when she died at the age of 49 in Nottinghamshire. In her memory, he had 12 crosses, known as the Eleanor Crosses erected where her body rested at each overnight stop on the way to London. Charing Cross in London is perhaps the most famous but the cross there is a reconstruction. Only three original crosses survive.

November 28, 1489 - Birth of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, at the Palace of Westminster
Many European royals can claim descent from Margaret Tudor. Margaret first married King James IV of Scotland and their son James V was the father of Mary, Queen of Scots. After James IV's death, she married Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus and their daughter Lady Margaret Douglas was the mother of Henry, Lord Darnley. Darnley was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots and it was their son King James VI of Scotland, who succeeded Queen Elizabeth I as King James I.

November 28, 1700 – Birth of Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, wife of Christian VI of Denmark and Norway, at Castle Schonberg

November 28, 1706 - Wedding of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I, and Frederick William I of Prussia at Berlin, Prussia
Sophia Dorothea and Frederick William were the parents of Frederick the Great of Prussia.

November 28, 1811 – Birth of Maximilian II of Bavaria in Munich

November 28, 1857 – Birth of Alfonso XII of Spain in Madrid

November 28, 1916 – Birth of Mary Lilian Baels, second wife of Leopold III of the Belgians, in London, United Kingdom

November 28, 1935 - Birth of Prince Hitachi of Japan, son of Emperor Hirohito, at the Tokyo Imperial Palace

November 28, 1952 – Death of Elena of Montenegro, wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, at Montpellier, France; buried at Saint-Lazare Cemetery in Montpellier

November 28, 1962 - Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands at Het Loo near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

November 28, 1982 – Death of Helen of Greece, wife of Carol II of Romania, at Lausanne, Switzerland; buried at the Greek Orthodox Church in Lausanne
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Post by Susan » Tue November 29th, 2011, 12:56 am

November 29 in royal history:

November 29, 1314 – Death of Philip IV of France at Fontainebleau; buried at St. Denis Basilica

November 29, 1338 - Birth of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III, at Antwerp, Brabant

November 29, 1780 - Death of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, at Vienna, buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

November 29, 1934 - Wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent, son of George V, and Princess Marina of Greece at Westminster Abbey
Marina was the first cousin of Prince Philip and had Romanov descent via her mother Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna, a first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II. George died in an airplane crash during World War II.
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Post by Susan » Wed November 30th, 2011, 12:25 am

November 30 in royal history:

November 30, 1016 – Death of Edmund II (Ironside); buried at Glastonbury Abbey

November 30, 1699 - Birth of Christian VI of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen

November 30, 1705 – Death of Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, at Bemposta Palace, Lisbon, Portugal; buried at Belém Monastery, Lisbon

November 30, 1718 – Death of Charles XII of Sweden at Fredrikshald, Norway; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

November 30, 1719 – Birth of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales, mother of George III, in Gotha, Germany

November 30, 1965 - Birth of Prince Akishino of Japan, son of Emperor Akihito, at the Aoyama Detached Palace in Tokyo
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Post by Susan » Thu December 1st, 2011, 12:23 am

December 1 in royal history:

December 1, 1081 – Birth of Louis VI of France in Paris, France

December 1, 1135 - Death of Henry I at St. Denis-le-Fermont, France; buried at Reading Abbey, Berkshire

December 1, 1241 - Death of Isabella, daughter of King John, at Foggia, Naples; buried at the Cathedral of Andria, Sicily

December 1, 1377 – Death of Magnus II of Sweden

December 1, 1483 – Death of Charlotte of Savoy, second wife of Louis XI of France, in Amboise, France; buried at the Notre-Dame de Cléry Basilica in Cléry-Sant-André in the Arrondissement of Orléans

December 1, 1530 – Death of Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands at Mechelen (Belgium); buried at Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse, France

December 1, 1640 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain; John IV of Portugal becomes King

December 1, 1825 – Death of Tsar Alexander I of Russia at Taganrog, Russia; buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

December 1, 1844 - Birth of Alexandra of Denmark, wife of Edward VII at the Yellow Palace, Copenhagen

December 1, 2001 - Birth of Princess Aiko, daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, at the Hospital of the Imperial Household

December 1, 2004 – Death of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, father of Queen Beatrix, husband of Queen Juliana, at the University of Utrecht Medical Center, buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
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Post by Susan » Fri December 2nd, 2011, 12:56 am

December 2 in royal history:

December 2, 1804 - Napoleon is crowned Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

December 2, 1825 – Birth of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil at the Palace of São Cristóvão in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

December 2, 1849 - Death of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of William IV, at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

December 2, 1915 - Birth of Prince Mikasa of Japan at the Tokyo Imperial Palace
Prince Mikasa is a brother of Emperor Hirohito and the uncle of Emperor Akihito, the current emperor.

December 2, 1988 - Birth of Edward, Baron Downpatrick, son of the Earl of St. Andrews and grandson of the Duke of Kent
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