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Post by Susan » Fri May 10th, 2013, 12:54 am

May 10 in royal history:

May 10, 1726 - Death of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, illegitimate son of Charles II by Nell Gwynne. in Bath, England; buried at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Be ... _St_Albans

May 10, 1774 - Death of Louis XV of France at the Palace of Versailles; buried at Saint Denis Basilica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XV

May 10, 1775 – Death of Caroline Matilda of Wales, wife of Christian VII of Denmark, sister of George III, at Celle, Germany; buried at Stadtkirche St. Marien in Celle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Matilda_of_Wales

May 10, 1788 – Birth of Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William I of Württemberg, at the Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duch ... _of_Russia

May 10, 1794 – Execution of Madame Elisabeth of France, sister of Louis XVI, at the at Place de la Révolution in Paris; first buried in a common grave at the Errancis Cemetery in Paris, later reburied with other victims of the guillotine in the Catacombs of Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Elisabeth

May 10, 1978 - Birth of Salma Bennani, wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in Fez, Morocco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalla_Salma_of_Morocco
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Post by Susan » Sat May 11th, 2013, 12:38 am

May 11 in royal history:

May 11, 973 - King Edgar crowned at Bath Abbey
The service at Edgar’s crowning, written by St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, forms the basis of the current coronation service.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_of_England

May 11, 1366 - Birth of Anne of Bohemia, first wife of Richard II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Bohemia

May 11, 2007 – Death of Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa in Apia, Samoa; buried at Mulinu'u
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malietoa_Tanumafili_II
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Post by Susan » Sat May 11th, 2013, 7:07 pm

May 12 in royal history:

May 12, 1191 – Wedding of Richard I and Berengaria of Navarre at the Chapel of St. George, Limassol, Cyprus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_I_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berengaria_of_Navarre

May 12, 1496 – Birth of Gustav I of Sweden at Rydboholm Castle, Lindholmen, Uppland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_I

May 12, 1686 - Birth of Anne Sophia, daughter of Queen Anne, at Windsor Castle
Anne Sophia was one of the five of Queen Anne’s 18 children who were born alive and one of the three who lived longer than a day. At the age of nine months she died of smallpox. Her sister Mary, aged 21 months, died of smallpox six days later.
http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bi ... royal00696

May 12, 1708 – Death of Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Adolf Frederick was the grandfather of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III of the United Kingdom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Fred ... g-Strelitz

May 12, 1876 - Birth of Frederick Harald of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Full name: Frederick Christian Augustus Leopold Edward Harald
Prince Frederick Harald was the son of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He lived only 8 days.
http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bi ... royal00313
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_Lodge

May 12, 1937 - Coronation of George VI
George VI's wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was crowned with him.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_VI
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... /george-vi
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Post by Susan » Sun May 12th, 2013, 9:57 pm

May 13 in royal history:

May 13, 1254 – Birth of Maria of Brabant, second wife of Philip III of France, in Leuven (Belgium)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_of_B ... _of_France

May 13, 1629 - Birth and death of Charles, Duke of Cornwall, son of Charles I, at Greenwich Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Charles, the eldest son of Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria of France, was born prematurely after his mother had been frightened by a large dog jumping at her.
http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bi ... royal00742

May 13, 1717 - Birth of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, and Queen of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia, at Hofburg Palace, Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Theresa

May 13, 1742 – Death of Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Darmstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_IX, ... -Darmstadt

May 13, 1767 – Birth of João VI of Portugal in Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_VI_of_Portugal

May 13, 1822 – Birth of Francis of Spain, king consort of Queen Isabella II of Spain, in Aranjuez, Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Spain

May 13, 1979 - Birth of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in Stockholm
Full name: Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Car ... ermelandia
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Post by Misfit » Mon May 13th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Wrong thread.
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Post by Susan » Tue May 14th, 2013, 12:32 am

May 14, 1264 - Simon de Montfort defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes
Simon de Montfort is known as the founder of parliamentary representative government. He was married to Eleanor, a daughter of King John. de Montfort was brutally killed during the Battle of Evesham by the future Edward I's army.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_de_M ... _Leicester
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lewes

May 14, 1470 - Death of Carl VIII of Sweden (Carl I of Norway) at Stockholm Castle; buried at Riddarholmen Church
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_VIII

May 14, 1553 - Birth of Marguerite de Valois, first wife of Henri IV of France, at Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_de_Valois

May 14, 1610 – Assassination of Henri IV of France by Francois Ravillac, a fanatical monk, in Paris; buried at St. Denis Basilica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV_of_France

May 14, 1643 - Death of Louis XIII of France in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIII

May 14, 1667 – Wedding of Christian V of Denmark and Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_V
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_ ... sse-Cassel

May 14, 1710 – Birth of Adolf Fredrik of Sweden at Stockholm Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Fredrik

May 14, 1759 – Birth of Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_I

May 14, 1778 – Birth of Prince Honoré V of Monaco in Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A ... _of_Monaco

May 14, 1912 - Death of Frederik VIII of Denmark on a park bench in Hamburg, Germany; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
Frederik was the brother of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia and King George I of Greece. Frederick's son Charles married Princess Maud, daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (and Queen Alexandra). Charles assumed the new throne of Norway as King Haakon VII.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_VIII

May 14, 1922 – Death of Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, first wife of Prince Albert I of Monaco; died and buried in Budapest, Hungary
Their marriage was annulled.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Victoria_Hamilton

May 14, 1953 – Birth of King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihamoni
http://www.norodomsihanouk.info/

May 14, 1962 - Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sofia of Greece at the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Dennis in Athens
Juan Carlos and Sofia are both descendants of Queen Victoria. Juan Carlos is a descendant of Victoria's youngest child Beatrice and Sofia is a descendant of Victoria's oldest child Victoria through both her father and mother.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Sof%C3%ADa_of_Spain

May 14, 2002 - Birth of Margarita Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Viscount Linley, in London
Full name: Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne
Margarita was named after her grandmother Princess Margaret and her great grandmother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Both of them died shortly before her birth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita_Armstrong-Jones

May 14, 2004 - Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson at the Church of Our Lady, the National Cathedral of Denmark
http://www.hkhkronprinsen.dk/78000c
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik%2 ... of_Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary%2C_Cr ... of_Denmark
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Post by Susan » Wed May 15th, 2013, 12:09 am

May 15 in royal history:

May 15, 1464 – Yorkists win a decisive victory at the Battle of Hexham
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hexham

May 15, 1536 - Trial of Anne Boleyn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn
http://jack-of-all-trades.ca/meandmine/advance6.html#2

May 15, 1567 - Wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots and James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hepb ... f_Bothwell

May 15, 1953 – Wedding of Princess Ragnhild of Norway and Erling Lorentzen in Asker, Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_R ... _of_Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erling_Sven_Lorentzen

May 15, 1957 - Birth of Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg at Betzdorf Castle
Full names: Jean Felix Marie Guillaume and Margaretha Antonia Marie Félicité
Jean and Margaretha are royal twins.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Jean_of_Luxembourg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... chtenstein

May 15, 1981 - Birth of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Full name: Zara Anne Elizabeth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zara_Phillips
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Post by Susan » Wed May 15th, 2013, 11:45 pm

May 16 in royal history:

May 16, 1696 – Death of Mariana of Austria, second wife of her maternal uncle, Philip IV of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_of_Austria

May 16, 1721-2 - Death of Lady Anne FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine); buried at Linsted, County Kent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Lenna ... _of_Sussex

May 16, 1770 - Wedding of Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis XVI of France at the Palace of Versailles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Antoinette

May 16, 1826 – Death of Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, at Belev, Russia; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg
Name after marriage: Elizabeth Alexeievna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_of_Baden

May 16, 1969 - Birth of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in St. Gallen, Switzerland
Full name: Maximilian Nikolaus Maria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Max ... chtenstein
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Post by Susan » Thu May 16th, 2013, 10:38 pm

May 17 in royal history:

May 17, 1220 - Coronation of Henry III
Henry, age 9, had been crowned at Gloucester Cathedral on October 28, 1216 within days of the death of his father King John. He was re-crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 17, 1220 because the Pope did not consider that the first coronation was carried out in accordance with the rites of the church. Henry’s wife Eleanor of Provence was crowned on January 20, 1236.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... /henry-iii
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation ... sh_monarch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_England

May 17, 1536 – Execution of Anne Boleyn's supposed lovers, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Francis Weston and William Brereton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boleyn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Smeaton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Norr ... ourtier%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Weston
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Br ... 28groom%29

May 17, 1727 - Death of Empress Catherine I of Russia, in St. Petersburg; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg
Catherine was the wife of Peter the Great and Empress in her own right.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_I

May 17, 1768 - Birth of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV, at Brunswick, Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_of_Brunswick

May 17, 1886 - Birth of Alfonso XIII of Spain in Madrid
Full Name: Alfonso Leon Fernando Maria Jaime Isidro Pascual Antonio
Alfonso is noteworthy because he became the king of Spain at birth. His father died while his mother was pregnant. Alfonso married Victoria Eugenie (Ena) of Battenberg, the daughter of Princess Beatrice who was Queen Victoria's youngest child. Alfonso and Ena are the grandparents of the present king of Spain, Juan Carlos.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_XIII

May 17, 1971 – Birth of Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, wife of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxima_Zorreguieta_Cerruti

May 17, 2008 – Wedding of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, and Autumn Kelly at St. George's Chapel, Windsor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mark_Andrew_Phillips
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Phillips
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Post by Susan » Sat May 18th, 2013, 12:59 am

May 18 in royal history:

May 18, 1152 – Wedding of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine at Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_England

May 18, 1160 – Murder of Erik IX (the Saint) of Sweden at Ostra Aros when he was at church; buried at Uppsala Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_IX

May 18, 1797 - Wedding of Charlotte, Princess Royal, daughter of George III, and King Frederick I of Württemberg, at Chapel Royal, St. James Palace
Charlotte was the eldest daughter and fourth child of George III. In 1797, she married Duke Frederick of Württemberg, the widower of her cousin Princess Augusta of Brunswick. Seven months later Frederick succeeded his father as reigning Duke. Charlotte and Frederick's only child, a daughter, was stillborn. In 1806, Frederick was proclaimed King of Württemberg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_C ... cess_Royal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_ ... Crttemberg

May 18, 1829 – Death of Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony, third wife Ferdinand VII of Spain, at the Palacio Real de Aranjuez; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Jose ... _of_Saxony

May 18, 1868 - Birth of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia at Tsarskoe Selo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia
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