Henrietta of England, known as Minette, fled England at the age of only three, then became a very unhappy duchess, followed by her very mysterious early death.
Hortense Mancini: The Duchess Who Ran Away
Hortense Mancini was quite an interesting lady. She had a husband who knocked out female servants’ front teeth, she ran away from him, and became a royal mistress.
Margaret Pole, The Last Plantagenet: From a Family of Traitors
Margaret Pole had so many traitors in her family: she was the daughter of a traitor, the sister of a traitor, and the mother of a traitor. All that treason ended in her own death.
Marie de Guise, The Tall and Amazing Queen of Scots
The mother of Mary, Queen of Scots probably lived a normal life. She was probably just a French princess who married the King of Scotland, right? Well, her life was the exact opposite.
Lettice Knollys, Queen Elizabeth I’s Rival Cousin
Lettice Knollys was the wife of a guy named Robert Dudley, whom you may be familiar with, but she did way more than just marry him. The poor lady could never catch a break.
Henrietta Maria, Queen of England
A crazy story which includes an assassination, a beheading, and a ton of civil war.