Since you found my website, you must share this fascination with me. The impressive buildings, the sumptuous dresses of Sisi and Marie Antoinette, the weird court etiquettes at the palace of Versailles and the Hofburg Palace. All worth diving into, explore, read about, watch the movies and visit the sites. And every time you learn something new about court life, it leads to another fascinating aspect or tragic historic figure that needs investigating. There are so many interesting people and topics to write about. The palaces themselves got a bit neglected lately!
This website is a continuous work in progress, so nothing to worry about. There are still so many stories to tell! If you did not find what you are looking for now, It might be here when you return. Better yet, simply let me know what topic you would like to see covered, and I would consider writing about it. I did not quit my day job yet though, so time is limited.
I am from the Netherlands, one of the few countries were the royal palaces are still inhabited by a real royal family. That is a bit annoying because I cannot visit these palaces when I want to, and some are not even open to visitors.
Living in a constitutional monarchy is not the source of my fascination. I am not particularly interested in royals that are still alive ;-)
This site focusses on historical figures and events. It can be Kings, Queens, and all the people that surround them that grab my interest.
It was movies like SISSI and holiday visits to Georgeus palaces in Germany that started all this. I read a lot of history books and biographies. I graduated in Cultural Anthropology, with a bit of archaeology.
I like to think that peeking into an exotic culture such as the Versailles Palace society can be considered Anthropology. It is a foreign culture that we are trying to understand. Looking back I should have studied History though!
Being Dutch is my excuse for my dodgy English. Please accept my apologies for all the mistakes that I must have made!