Amalasuntha ruled Rome after the Roman Empire's fall. She is known for being a wise leader of the Ostrogoths, first as regent, then as the ruling monarch.
Alice Perrers: The Manipulative Mistress
Alice Perrers was quite the ambitious mistress, though we have to have some sympathy for her—she has been hated in her time and ever since.
Sarah Lyttleton: Governess to Queen Victoria’s Children
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 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.
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.
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.
The Last Letter of Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots, is famous for being executed by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Before her beheading, Mary wrote a letter to her brother-in-law, Henri III.
Marie Antoinette’s Heartbreaking Last Letter
Marie Antoinette of Austria was the Queen of France who had the bad luck of being consort during the French Revolution. Here is her last letter.
Empress Sisi: Miserable Empress, Beautiful Queen
Empress Sisi had a very long and very miserable life at the Austrian court, becoming Empress at just fifteen, even though she never wanted the role.