Blanche of Castile served as regent of France on two occasions and held great power in the country even when she wasn’t ruling.
Catherine Gonsalvus: The Inspiration For Beauty and the Beast
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.
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.
Jeanne de la Motte & The Affair of the Diamond Necklace
Guess who stole a diamond necklace and helped start the French Revolution? Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Comtesse de la Motte.