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Elizabeth, Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] (1596–1662), queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V  

Ronald G. Asch

Elizabeth, Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] (1596–1662), queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V, eldest and only surviving daughter of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (1566–1625) and his wife, Anne of Denmark (1574–1619), was born at Falkland Palace, Cupar...

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Elizabeth, Princess (1596–1662)  

Maker: Gerrit van Honthorst

Princess Elizabeth (1596–1662) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1642 © The National Gallery, London

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Isabel [Isabella] of Castile, duchess of York (1355–1392), princess  

Jenny Stratford

Isabel [Isabella] of Castile, duchess of York (1355–1392), princess, was the third and youngest daughter of King Pedro I of Castile and his vivacious and aristocratic mistress, Maria de Padilla, who died in 1361. Pedro’s estranged French wife, Blanche of Bourbon...

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Isabella [Elizabeth, Isabella of England] (1214–1241), empress, consort of Frederick II  

D. S. H. Abulafia

Isabella [Elizabeth, Isabella of England] (1214–1241), empress, consort of Frederick II, was the second daughter and fourth child of John, king of England, and his queen, Isabella of Angoulême. Her nurse, Margaret, who had an allowance of 1d. a day from the ...

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Jacqueline [Jacqueline of Bavaria], suo jure countess of Hainault, suo jure countess of Holland, and suo jure countess of Zeeland (1401–1436), princess  

Martyn Atkins

Jacqueline [Jacqueline of Bavaria], suo jure countess of Hainault, suo jure countess of Holland, and suo jure countess of Zeeland (1401–1436), princess, was born at The Hague, on or shortly before 16 July 1401, the only daughter of Guillaume (VI), count of Hainault, of Holland, and of Zeeland...

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Joanna [Joan, Joanna of England], countess of Toulouse (1165–1199), queen of Sicily, consort of William II  

D. S. H. Abulafia

Joanna [Joan, Joanna of England], countess of Toulouse (1165–1199), queen of Sicily, consort of William II, was the third daughter and seventh child of Henry II of England (1133–1189) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122–1204). She was born at Angers and brought up at ...

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Katherine [Catalina, Katherine of Lancaster] (1372–1418), queen of Castile, consort of Enrique III  

Anthony Goodman

Katherine [Catalina, Katherine of Lancaster] (1372–1418), queen of Castile, consort of Enrique III, was the youngest of the three daughters of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), and his second wife, Constanza (1354–1394), daughter and heir of Pedro I of Castile, whose death at the hands of his half-brother ...

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660), princess of Orange, consort of William II  

Marika Keblusek

Mary, princess royal (1631–1660), princess of Orange, consort of William II, was born at St James's Palace on 4 November 1631, the eldest daughter of King Charles I (1600–1649) and his queen, Henrietta Maria (1609–1669). Since at first it seemed unlikely she would survive, she was baptized in a sober ceremony by ...

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Mary (1496–1533), queen of France, consort of Louis XII  

David Loades

Mary (1496–1533), queen of France, consort of Louis XII, was born in the first half of 1496, probably in March, the third daughter and fifth child of Henry VII (1457–1509) and Elizabeth of York (1466–1503).

Elizabeth and Henry had eight children, one of whom died in infancy, two others within the first year, and one at the age of three. ...

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660) by Adriaen Hanneman, 1656? private collection

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Matilda [Matilda of England] (1102–1167), empress, consort of Heinrich V  

Marjorie Chibnall

Matilda [Matilda of England] (1102–1167), empress, consort of Heinrich V, was the elder of two children and only legitimate daughter of Henry I (1068/9–1135), king of England, and his first wife Matilda (1080–1118), the daughter of Malcolm III, king of Scots. She was born probably at ...

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Matilda (1102–1167) manuscript drawing [seated second from right] Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Philippa [Philippa of Lancaster] (1360–1415), queen of Portugal, consort of João I  

Anthony Goodman

Philippa [Philippa of Lancaster] (1360–1415), queen of Portugal, consort of João I, was the first child and elder daughter of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), and his first wife, Blanche of Lancaster (1340x47–1368). In September 1372 she and her sister Elizabeth...