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★ Maria Amalia of Austria by van Meytens

★ On this day in 1746, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria was born at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna. The eighth child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, she was also the elder sister of the iconic but ill-fated Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. 25 more words


"The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia" by Candace Fleming

The Facts

304 pages; published July 2014

The Basics

The history of the fall of Tsarist Russia and how the stage was set for a Stalinist Communist take-over is told through an intimate look at the family of Russia’s final Tsar, Nicholas II, and through the stories of the beaten-down peasants and workers who toiled to survive under his cruel reign. 298 more words

Young Adult

Of Royalty and Sainthood

So, I said a few posts back that I don’t feel comfortable being asked to write with ‘famous’ people in spirit.  On this occasion I wasn’t asked to, but it happened anyway! 382 more words

Written With Spirit

Visiting Royalty

Last Sunday, I visited the Chapultepec castle, and learned it was the only castle in North America. Located in the center of Mexico City, in the park bearing the same name, atop a beautiful hill. 325 more words



Harry Potter Fan or not. If you’re in the North East of England and don’t visit the home of the Duke of Northumberland, it would be a real crime! 270 more words


Royalty, Kings and Queens

Something that’s been heavy on my heart this week…do we truly understand our worth? In the last few days, I have been reminded of several times in particular when I acted without regard for the worth of another individual. 905 more words

Food For Thought