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The Succession That Led to the Victorian Era

The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the Salic Law of Succession as “the rule by which, in certain sovereign dynasties, persons descended from a previous sovereign only through a woman were excluded from succession to the throne. Gradually formulated in France, the … Continue reading

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Royal Princesses – Part VI – George III’s Descendants – Princess Amelia

Princess Amelia was born on 7 August 1783, at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, the youngest of George III and Queen Charlotte’s fifteen children, as well as the only of her siblings born at Windsor Castle. Called “Emily” by her affectionate father,  Amelia was … Continue reading

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Royal Princesses – Part V – George III’s Descendants – Princess Sophia

Sophia Matilda was born on 3 November 1777, the twelfth child and fifth daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. She was equally as beautiful as Mary and likely more intelligent. Sophia is said to have been the people’s favorite. … Continue reading

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Royal Princesses – Part IV – George III’s Descendants – Princess Mary

Princess Mary was born, on 25 April 1776, at Buckingham Palace. Mary was christened on 19 May 1776, in the Great Council Chamber at St. James Palace, by Frederick Cornwallis, The Archbishop of Canterbury. Her godparents were Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Cassel (her … Continue reading

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The Six Princesses – Part II – Princess Augusta Sophia

Princess Augusta Sophia was born at Buckingham House, St. James Park, London, the sixth child and second daughter of George III and his wife Queen Charlotte. Frederick Cornwallis, The Archbishop of Canterbury christened the young princess on 6 December 1768 in … Continue reading

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A Princesses’ Life is Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

With the marriage of Kate Middleton to her Prince William, the public’s view of life in the Royal Court became more idealized. However, those of us who study the Royals of the Regency Period know that being a princess does … Continue reading

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