Maria held the following titles: Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. Plus by marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress.
Catherine came from German heritage. She had a disturbing childhood, but her family pulled the right strings, and along with the help of Fredrick the great she was soon to be marrying the future King of Russia, Peter III.
Wars and Battles
Here we list some of the biggest misconceptions that people had about European knights and crusdaers during the medieval period.
From 1066 to 2014, we have created a short gallery of images depicting the many items soldiers had to carry to war.
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