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Post by Susan » Sun December 26th, 2010, 11:43 pm

December 27 in royal history:

December 27, 1683 – Death of Maria Francisca of Savoy, wife of Afonso VI of Portugal and Pedro II of Portugal, in Lisbon; first buried at the Convent of the Francesinhas, moved in 1912 to the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora
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Post by Susan » Mon December 27th, 2010, 11:49 pm

December 28 in royal history:

December 28, 1522 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands

December 28, 1635 – Birth of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Charles I

December 28, 1665 - Birth of George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, illegitimate son of Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

December 28, 1694 - Death of Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Queen Mary II died of smallpox. She had jointly reigned with her husband (and first cousin) King William III. Sadly, William’s father died of smallpox 8 days before his birth and his mother died of smallpox when he was just 10. William continued his reign until his death in 1702 when he was succeeded by Mary's younger sister Anne.

December 28, 1757 - Death of Princess Caroline, daughter of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

December 28, 1920 – Birth of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, sister of Prince Rainier III

December 28, 1945 - Birth of King Birendra of Nepal
King Birendra was killed during the shooting of the Nepalese Royal Family in June, 2001.

December 28, 1947 - Death of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, in exile at Alexandria, Egypt; buried in the Cathedral of St. Catherine, Alexandria

December 28, 1952 – Death of Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of Christian X of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
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Post by princess garnet » Tue December 28th, 2010, 10:21 pm

[quote=""Susan""] December 28, 1694 - Death of Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Queen Mary II died of smallpox. She had jointly reigned with her husband (and first cousin) King William III. Sadly, William’s father died of smallpox 8 days before his birth and his mother died of smallpox when he was just 10. William continued his reign until his death in 1702 when he was succeeded by Mary's younger sister Anne.[/quote]
It so happens I'm reading Plaidy's The Three Crowns at the moment. I've read The Queen's Devotion (also by Plaidy) which is Mary's story as if she were writing it.

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Post by Susan » Wed December 29th, 2010, 2:09 am

December 29 in royal history:

December 29, 1170 - Murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral

From my visit to Canterbury Cathedral in March, 2008
Site of the murder
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December 29, 1709 - Birth of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I

December 29, 1721 – Birth of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV of France

December 29, 1731 - Death of Princess Louise-Hippolyte of Monaco
Louise-Hippolyte was the Sovereign Princess of Monaco until her death from smallpox.

December 29, 1843 – Birth of Elisabeth of Wied, wife of Carol I of Romania

December 29, 1916 - Murder of Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Tsar Nicholas II's first cousin Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and his niece's husband Prince Felix Yusopov were among the conspirators.

December 29, 1950 - Birth of Prince Takamado of Japan
Prince Takamado was a cousin of Emperor Akihito. He died suddenly on November 21, 2002.

December 29, 1983 – Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco (2nd marriage) and Stefano Casiraghi

December 29, 1994 - Birth of Princess Kako of Japan, daughter of Prince Akishino
Princess Kako is a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito
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Post by Susan » Wed December 29th, 2010, 10:03 pm

December 30 in royal history:

December 30, 39 AD - Birth of Titus, Roman emperor

December 30, 1460 - Death of Richard, Duke of York at the Battle of Wakefield; buried at Collegiate Church of Fotheringhay, Northhamptonshire
Richard, Duke of York was the father of Edward IV and Richard III. His son Edmund, Duke of Rutland was also killed during the battle.

December 30, 1913 – Death of Sofia of Nassau, wife of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway, at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

December 30, 1947 – Abdication of King Michael of Romania
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Post by Susan » Thu December 30th, 2010, 10:03 pm

December 31 in royal history:

December 31, 192 - Death of Roman Emperor Commodus

December 31, 1720 - Birth of Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the Young Pretender
Charles was the grandson of James II who was overthrown in 1688 during the Glorious Revolution.

December 31, 1885 – Birth of Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, wife of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, grandson of Queen Victoria

December 31, 1970 – Birth of Carlos Morales Quintana, husband of Princess Alexia of Greece
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Post by Susan » Fri December 31st, 2010, 9:39 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 1 in royal history:

January 1, 1204 – Death of Haakon III of Norway

January 1, 1511 - Birth of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, at Richmond Palace, Surrey
This is the "New Year's Prince" that Henry and Katherine had such high hopes for. Sadly, he lived only until February.

January 1, 1515 - Death of Louis XII of France at Paris; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis

January 1, 1516 – Birth of Margareta Leijonhufvud, wife of Gustav I of Sweden

January 1, 1559 - Death of Christian III of Denmark and Norway at Koldinghus; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 1, 1766 - Death of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, at Rome, Italy; buried at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

January 1, 1801 - Union of Great Britain and Ireland creating the United Kingdom

January 1, 1877 - Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India

January 1, 1881 - Birth of Vajiravudh, Rama VI of Thailand

January 1, 1946 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
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Post by Susan » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 12:55 am

January 2 in royal history:

January 2, 1784 – Birth of Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Ernest was the father of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, and also the Queen’s uncle.

January 2, 1819- Death of Maria Louisa of Parma, wife of Charles IV of Spain, at Barberini Palace, Rome, Italy; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

January 2, 1836 – Emma Kalanikaumakaamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke, wife of King Kamehameha IV

January 2, 1861 – Death of Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, at Potsdam, Germany; buried at Friedenskirche, Potsdam

January 2, 2000 - Death of Maria Mercedes Borbón-Two Sicilies, mother of King Juan Carlos of Spain, at La Mareta, Lanzarote, Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial
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Post by Susan » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 10:24 pm

January 3 in royal history:

January 3, 1322 – Death of Philip V of France at Longchamp, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 3, 1437 – Death of Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V, at Abbey of St. Saviour, Bermondsey, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

January 3, 1701 - Death of Prince Louis I of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

January 3, 1724 – Birth of Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, wife of Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

January 3, 1868 - Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors

January 3, 1981 - Death of Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Princess Alice was the daughter of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. She married the brother of Queen Mary, Prince Alexander of Teck, whose style changed to the Earl of Athlone during World War I. Alice was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to her son Rupert.
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Post by Susan » Tue January 4th, 2011, 12:03 am

January 4 in royal history:

January 4, 871 - Battle of Reading; King Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by Danish invasion army

January 4, 1236 - Wedding of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence at Canterbury Cathedral

January 4, 1248 – Death of Sancho II of Portugal in exile at Toledo, Spain; buried at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo

January 4, 1698 - Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of English monarchs, destroyed by fire

January 4, 1913 - Birth of Chief Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa

January 4, 1926 – Death of Margherita of Savoy, wife of Umberto I of Italy, in Bordighera, Italy; buried at the Pantheon, Rome

January 4, 1931 - Death of Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Portman Square, London; buried at Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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