Anecdotes: Kings, Queens & Aristocrats

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about aristocrats, kings, queens, and other royalty.
Alfonso X

The most celebrated of the works undertaken...

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

When Hernando Cortéz, the celebrated explorer...

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles briefly attended a school in Australia...

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Cornelia

Most of Cornelia’s children died young,...

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Croesus

Deliberating whether to attack the Persians,...

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Cyrus the Great

On one occasion Cyrus reprimanded his son,...

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Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor

Addressing a group of friends on the subject...

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Frederick II

Frederick’s cook Noël one day served some...

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George III

The acclaimed musician Johann Peter Salomon...

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Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva, in the year 1057, exasperated her...

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Princess Margaret

While attending a small dinner given in her...

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Prince Philip

Visiting an Australian university during a...

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King Solomon

Two prostitutes living alone in the same house...

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Queen Victoria

In the early years of their marriage, Victoria...

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