Category Archives: austria

the Curse of Charlotte of Belgium

Charlotte of Belgium, aka Carlota Empress of Mexico levied a curse upon the 3 most powerful royal dynasties in Europe in retaliation for the execution of her husband, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico Continue reading

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Today in Marie Antoinette History: February 12

12 February 1736 Marie Antoinette’s parents, Maria Theresa and Francis I, tied the knot. Interestingly enough, the future Holy Roman Empress was originally engaged to Leopold Clement of Lorraine, Francis’ older brother. Leopold was due to visit court in 1723 … Continue reading

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Young Marie Antoinette in Riding Dress

This painting was Maria Teresa’s favorite likeness of her youngest daughter. According to lore, the Empress hung it in her study in Vienna. Given what we know about Maria Teresa’s workaholic proclivities, she must have looked at it often. Maria … Continue reading

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Tiara Time! the Emerald Laurel Wreath Tiara

Good news, jewellery buffs! You’ve been waiting patiently since April 16th for a new Tiara Time and now We reward your patience! Today’s tiara, much like that last post about the “Other” Steel-Cut Tiara, doesn’t have much background info nor … Continue reading

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