Dukes and Princes
History and Heritage of Europe’s top aristocrats
On this site you will find short histories about the families of the princes and dukes of Europe, from the middle ages to the present
You will also find information about the heritage these families left behind, some still worth a visit, some long vanished.
Genealogical Histories – latest posts
- The Anglo-Dutch Moment: the Bentinck dukes of PortlandThe year 1688-1689 has been called by historians the ‘Anglo-Dutch Moment’, as the year when the ideas of English and Dutch limited monarchy came togetherContinue reading “The Anglo-Dutch Moment: the Bentinck dukes of Portland”
- A Highland fling with the Dukes of GordonIf you visit the northeast corner of Scotland, Aberdeenshire or the Moray Coast, you cannot help but bump into castles built or towns founded byContinue reading “A Highland fling with the Dukes of Gordon”
- The House of Lancaster in Portugal: Dukes of Aveiro and AbrantesLancaster is a very English place name, and the name used by dynastic historians for one side of the epic struggle for the English throneContinue reading “The House of Lancaster in Portugal: Dukes of Aveiro and Abrantes“