Sarah Lyttleton was a beloved mother figure to Queen Victoria's nine children, all of whom kept fond memories of her as they lived their grand futures.
Elizabeth Boleyn: Mother of a Queen
When Anne Boleyn was executed, her husband famously moved on eleven days later. But her mother’s devastation often goes unnoticed.
Blanche of Castile: France’s Indomitable Regent
Blanche of Castile served as regent of France on two occasions and held great power in the country even when she wasn’t ruling.
Elizabeth Tailboys: Henry VIII’s Forgotten and Fearless Daughter
Elizabeth Tailboys was a daughter of Henry VIII, but since she was illegitimate, her story isn't told much, though it seems quite fascinating.
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein: The Last German Empress
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was a minor princess distantly related to Queen Victoria, and married a distant relative, the last Kaiser of Germany.
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach: The First German Empress
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Einsach was just another German princess who became Queen of Prussia. But after the unification of Germany, she became an Empress.
Poedua: A Captive Princess
If Poedua hadn't been taken captive by James Cook, we would never have heard of her. We definitely would never have known what the princess looked like.