Catherine Gonsalvus was married off to a "freak" as a joke, but probably had a happy marriage, despite European royalty treating her family like animals.
Iset: Amenhotep III’s Daughter and Wife
Iset, also known as Aset or Isis, was just another Egyptian princess. Like many of her sisters, she went on to become the wife of her father, Amenhotep III.
Bertrada of Laon: Charlemagne’s Mother
Charlemagne is one of history’s most famous emperors. His mother, Bertrada, also known as Bertrada Broadfoot, was just as fascinating.
Victoria, Princess Royal: Empress Frederick
Victoria, Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, wasn't just a regular Empress. She was a Crown Princess with liberal views she wasn't afraid to share.
Elizabeth Patterson: The American Bonaparte
Betsy Patterson married Jerome Bonaparte, and when he dumped her on the orders of his brother, Betsy spent the rest of her life travelling Europe like she didn't care.
Marie de Bourbon: The Richest Duchess
Marie de Bourbon became Duchess of Montpensier when she was just two years old, and the French royals really, really wanted and needed the girl's money.
Joan of England: The Princess of Plague
Joan of England is not a very famous princess. You probably only know her since she died of plague. If only she'd listened to the mayor of Bordeaux...
Catherine of Aragon’s Bout of Sweating Sickness
Catherine of Aragon is famous for being the unfortunate first wife of King Henry VIII. When he was just a royal nobody, Catherine became ill with sweating sickness.
Alexandra of Bavaria: The Glass Princess
Princess Alexandra Amalie of Bavaria (1826 – 1875) is famous for believing that she swallowed a glass piano as a child. There's even a play about her, The Glass Piano.
Helen of Bosnia: The Mysterious Queen-Regnant
We know close to nothing about Helen of Bosnia. Most queens-regnant leave behind almost too much information for us, but Helen left us close to nothing.