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Post by Susan » Wed January 5th, 2011, 12:05 am

January 5 in royal history:

January 5, 1066 - Death of Edward the Confessor at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

January 5, 1209 - Birth of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, son of King John, at Winchester Castle

January 5, 1448 - Death of Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Helsingborg, buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 5, 1477 – Death of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy; buried at the Church of Our Lady in Bruges (Belgium)
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January 5, 1589 - Death of Catherine de' Medici, wife of Henri II of France, at Château de Blois; originally buried at Saint-Sauveur, Blois, reburied at the Basilica of Saint-Denis

January 5, 1592 - Birth of Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India who built the Taj Mahal

January 5, 1762 - Death of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

January 5, 1827 - Death of Frederick, Duke of York, son of George III, at Rutland House, Arlington Street, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 5, 1921 - Birth of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

January 5, 1938 - Birth of King Juan Carlos of Spain

January 5, 1946 - Birth of Prince Tomohito of Japan
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Post by Susan » Wed January 5th, 2011, 11:56 pm

January 6 in royal history:

January 6, 1066 – Harold Godwinson chosen to succeed Edward the Confessor as King of England

January 6, 1367 - Birth of Richard II at Bordeaux, Gascony, France

January 6, 1448 – Death of Christopher of Bavaria of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Helsingborg, Sweden; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 6, 1540 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife, at Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London

January 6, 1935 – Birth of Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, wife of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria
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Post by Susan » Fri January 7th, 2011, 1:20 am

January 7 in royal history:

January 7, 1239 - Wedding of Eleanor, daughter of King John, and Simon de Montfort, Earl Leicester at Kings Chapel, Palace of Westminster

January 7, 1325 – Death of King Dinis of Portugal

January 7, 1355 - Birth of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III, at Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England

January 7, 1430 - Death of Philippa of England, daughter of Henry IV and wife of Eric VII of Denmark, at the Convent of Valdstena, Linkoping, Sweden; buried at the Convent of Valdstena

January 7, 1536 - Death of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, at Kimbolton Castle; buried at Peterborough Cathedral

January 7, 1647 – Birth of Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg

January 7, 1743 – Death of Anne Sophie Reventlow, second wife of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 7, 1582 – Birth of Magdalena of Brandenburg, wife of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

January 7, 1796 - Birth of Princess Charlotte of Wales, only child of George IV, at Carlton House, London

January 7, 1830 – Death of Charlotte of Spain, wife of João VI of Portugal, at Queluz Palace, buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

January 7, 1845 - Birth of Ludwig III, last King of Bavaria

January 7, 1890 – Death of Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach, wife of William I, German Emperor; buried in the mausoleum of Charlottenburg Palace

January 7, 1937 - Wedding of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld

January 7, 1989 - Death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo; buried at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum near Tokyo
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Post by Susan » Sat January 8th, 2011, 2:07 am

January 8 in royal history:

January 8, 1081 - Birth of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor and German king
Holy Roman Emperor Henry V was the first husband of Empress Matilda/Maud, daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II.

January 8, 1107 – Death of King Edgar of Scotland at Edinburgh; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife

January 8, 1297 - Wedding of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of Edward I, and Count John I of Holland at Ipswich Priory Church, Suffolk

January 8, 1297 - Rock of Monaco seized by François Grimaldi

January 8, 1864 - Birth of Prince Albert Victor (Eddy), son of Edward VII, at Frogmore House, Windsor

January 8, 1873 – Birth of Elena of Montenegro, wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

January 8, 1930 - Wedding of Marie-Jose of Belgium and Umberto II of Italy
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Post by Susan » Sat January 8th, 2011, 11:16 pm

January 9 in royal history:

January 9, 1514 – Death of Anne of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France and second wife of Louis XII of France, at the Royal Château de Blois; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 9, 1819 – Death of Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, second wife of William I of Württemberg; buried at the Württemberg Mausoleum in Rotenberg, Stuttgart

January 9, 1873 - Death of Emperor Napoleon III of France in exile at Camden Place (now Chislehurst Golf Club), Chislehurst, England; buried at Saint Michael's Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire, England

January 9, 1878 - Death of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy at Rome; buried at the Pantheon, Rome

January 9, 1907 – Death of Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of George V of Hanover, at Gmunden, Austria; buried in the Crypt at Cumberland Palace in Gmunden

January 9, 1982 – Birth of Catherine Middleton, fianceé of Prince William

January 9, 1988 - Wedding of George, Earl of St. Andrews, son of the Duke of Kent, and Sylvana Tomaselli at the Leith Register Office, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Post by Susan » Sun January 9th, 2011, 9:24 pm

January 10 in royal history:

January 10, 1480 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands

January 10, 1662 - Death of Prince Honoré II of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

January 10, 1810 – Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine
Joséphine agreed to the divorce so that Napoleon could remarry hoping that he would have an heir. The two remained on good terms. Napoleon's last words were, "France, the Army, the Head of the Army, Joséphine."

January 10, 1840 - Death of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, at Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; buried at the Mausoleum of the Landgraves, Homburg, Germany
Elizabeth was the third daughter and seventh child of George III and his wife Charlotte. She married late in life at age 48 to Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Homburg. Her husband succeeded his father as Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg in 1820. In her native England, deep court mourning was temporarily suspended to celebrate the marriage of her niece Queen Victoria on February 10, 1840.

January 10, 1893 - Wedding of Princess Marie of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and King Ferdinand I of Romania at Sigmaringen Castle, Germany
Marie was the daughter of Victoria's son Alfred and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia.

January 10, 1967 - Wedding of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven

January 10, 2005 – Death of Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium, wife of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, at Fischbach Castle, Luxembourg; buried at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg
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Post by Libby » Mon January 10th, 2011, 8:22 pm

It's also Plough Monday. I've blogged about it if you want to know more.

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By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

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Post by Susan » Tue January 11th, 2011, 12:20 am

January 11 in royal history:

January 11, 1923 - Death of Constantine I of Greece in exile at Palermo, Sicily; buried at the Royal Cemetery in the park of Tatoi Palace
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Post by Susan » Wed January 12th, 2011, 12:25 am

January 12 in royal history:

January 12, 1321 – Death of Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France; buried at Cordeliers Convent, Paris

January 12, 1759 - Death of Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of George II, at The Hague, Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerke at Delft, Netherlands
Anne was the eldest daughter and second child of George II and his wife Caroline of Ansbach. At age 24, Anne married Prince William IV of Orange-Nassau. The current Dutch royal family descends from Anne and William.

January 12, 1902 - Birth of King Saud Ibn Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia

January 12, 1912 - Death of Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, husband of Princess Louise, Princess Royal, at Assuan, Egypt; buried at the Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
While sailing to Egypt, the Duke and his family were shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco. The family all survived but the Duke developed pleurisy, which may have been a result of the shipwreck, and died.

January 12, 1961 - Wedding of Princess Astrid of Norway and Johan Martin Ferner

January 12, 1974 – Death of Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Ribsden Holt, Windlesham, Surrey; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Princess Patricia, known as Patsy in the family, was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Marguerite of Prussia. Upon her marriage to Sir Alexander Ramsay, she voluntarily relinquished the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Great Britain and Ireland and assumed the style of Lady Patricia Ramsay.
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Post by Susan » Wed January 12th, 2011, 11:56 pm

January 13 in royal history:

January 13, 858 - Death of King Aethelwulf of Wessex; first buried at Steyning Church, then the Old Minster, Winchester, remains now at Winchester Cathedral

January 13, 1669 - Birth of Henrietta Stuart, daughter of James II, at Whitehall Palace, London
Henrietta was the third daughter and seventh child of James, Duke of York (later James II) and his first wife Anne Hyde. She was named after her grandmother Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I. Henrietta died at age 10 months and was buried in the royal vault in Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

January 13, 1766 - Death of Frederik V of Denmark and Norway at Christiansborg Palace; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 13, 1797 – Death of Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia; buried at the Berlin Protestant Cathedral

January 13, 1883 – Birth of Prince Arthur of Connaught, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Prince Arthur was the son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Marguerite of Prussia. He married his first cousin once removed Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife.

January 13, 1932 - Death of Sophie of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery, Greece
Sophie was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Frederick III, German Emperor. She married King Constantine I of Greece and is the grandmother of former King Constantine II of Greece and his sister Queen Sofia, wife of King Juan Carlos of Spain.
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