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
- Dukes of Brunswick I: Wolfenbüttel and the Unwanted PrincessIn January 1820, Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales, legally became Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and Queen of Hanover,Continue reading “Dukes of Brunswick I: Wolfenbüttel and the Unwanted Princess”
- House of the Dragon: The Basarab Princes of Wallachia and the Legend of Count DraculaOne of the most persistent and popular legends in the history of eastern Europe, and in the steep Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, is the storyContinue reading “House of the Dragon: The Basarab Princes of Wallachia and the Legend of Count Dracula“
- Lost Princes of France: The Courtenays, from Latin Emperors to Earls of DevonThis is the story of a family that rose to great heights as princes and emperors in the eastern Mediterranean, then slowly declined over severalContinue reading “Lost Princes of France: The Courtenays, from Latin Emperors to Earls of Devon”