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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Alexei. Anastasia's brother Alexei was the heir to the Russian throne.
|How many sisters did Anastasia from "Anastasia, the Last Grand Duchess" have?||The Royal Diaries
three. Anastasia's sisters were called Olga, Tatiana and Marie (Mashka).
| Kaiulani from "Kaiulani, the People's Princess" had a different name. What was it?||The Royal Diaries
Victoria. Kaiulani was a Hawaiian princess in 1889.
|Did Elizabeth from "Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor" have red hair?||The Royal Diaries
Yes. Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII of England who had six wives.
|How many children did Mary from "Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen without a country" have?||The Royal Diaries
one. Mary, Queen of Scots was executed. She died in 1587.
24th December, 1837. Elisabeth's nickname was Sisi. She married Franz Joseph I instead of her sister Helene who was supposed to be the bride.
|What was Marie Antoinette's real name in "Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles"?||The Royal Diaries
Maria Antonia. Marie Antoinette was queen of France and was executed by the guillotine on October 16, 1793.
|Sondok from "Sondok, Princess of the Moon and Stars" had one great interest. What was it?||The Royal Diaries
Astronomy. Sondok was the first female to govern Korea. Her diary is set in A.D. 595.
1136. Eleanor was only fifteen when she married Louis Capet VII. She later married Henry II of England. She bore ten children - two to Louis Capet and eight to Henry.
|In "Mary, Queen of Scots" which one of Mary, Queen of Scots' four Marys makes up poems and rhymes? (sometimes mean ones!)||"Royal Diaries" Series
Mary Livingston. Mary Livingston makes up many rhymes and poems, and sometimes Mary (the Queen) doesn't like them.
Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary has to dance in a ballet under direction of Queen Catherine, and Mary really, REALLY doesn't like it! At one point in the book, she says she would rather be leeched again than dance in another ballet!
|In "Isabel, Jewel of Castilla", what does Isabel call Queen Juana's brother, whom Isabel at one time was betrothed to?||"Royal Diaries" Series
El Escorpion. El Escorpion (The Scorpion) is Isabel's name for the King of Portugal, Queen Juana's brother. El Zorro (The Fox) is Carillo's son, Pacheco, and Alfonso is Isabel's brother. Old Guy? well, that was just a bit of humor on my part!
|In "Cleopatra, Daughter of the Nile" what is the name of Cleopatra's sister who immediately took the throne in the absence of Cleopatra and her father, Ptolemy Auletes?||"Royal Diaries" Series
Tryphaena. Tryphaena was referred to as the mean one, and she took the throne immediately when her father and Cleopatra left for Rome. Berenice is the oldest, but is timid. Berenice eventually takes over, but that is after Tryphaena is dead. Arsinoe is Cleopatra's younger sister, and Neva is Cleopatra's loyal maid.
|In "Weetamoo, Heart of the Pocossets" what is the name of Weetamoo's friend from another tribe?||"Royal Diaries" Series
Cedar. Snowbird is Weetamoo's baby sister that dies partway through the book. Seal is a toddler from another family. Wootonekanuske is Weetamoo's other sister, who is about 12 years old through most of the book. Cedar is Weetamoo's friend from another tribe. They are very close, and both of them will grow up to be sachems of their villages.
|In "Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles", what is the name of Marie Antoinette's sister with the horrible pox-marks?||"Royal Diaries" Series
Elizabeth. Elizabeth was stricken with Smallpox, and is mentioned in the book many times. Caroline is Marie's favorite sister, but was married off, and doesn't get to see Marie anymore. Josephine is a sister of Marie Antoinette, but she died. Lulu is actually a Lady-in-waiting, not Marie's sister at all!
Cleopatra, Daughter of the Nile. Theophilus is a Hebrew scholar in "Cleopatra, Daughter of the Nile". He and Cleopatra exchanged letters many times, and he is mentioned in the book on several occasions.
|In "Elizabeth, Red Rose of the House of Tudor" what is the palace that Elizabeth gets exiled to?||"Royal Diaries" Series
Hatfield. Elizabeth doesn't really mind being at Hatfield, actually it is her favorite place to be. But she hates being there in exile, because there is hardly anyone there with her, no friends, or anyone to talk to other than Kat, and the few servants that are there aren't as respectful when she is in exile.
|In "Jahanara,Princess of Princesses" what was the name of Jahanara's tutor, and her mother's lady-in-waiting?||"Royal Diaries" Series
Satty. Her full name is Sati-un Nissa, but throughout most of the book she is referred to as "Satty". Satty is a beloved character throughout the entire book.
|This is another book about a famous princess. This girl is living in a palace with a burden on her shoulders. Her father had her mother executed. This red-haired princess lives with the guilt of not being the son that her father always wanted. What is this book called?||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
Elizabeth I, Red Rose Of The House Of Tudor; England, 1544. Elizabeth grew to be one of the strongest monarchs England has ever seen. The Elizabethan Age was named after her and is a reminder of how she dominated the world in her lifetime. She ruled England for 45 years.
|In "Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595", Sondok is very interested in Astronomy. Her interest is frowned upon, because she is a girl. Throughout this book Sondok struggles between what she wants, and what what society expects of her. Who wrote this book?
||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
Sheri Holman. This is one of my favourite books in the series. Sondok wanted to learn the things that would make her a good and responsible ruler but, as in many ancient countries, girls were not given the opportunity to learn beyond what was needed to run a household.
9 months. Mary was eventually executed by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I's orders. She was seen as a threat to Queen Elizabeth's throne.
|This is a book on one of the most famous princesses of all time. She lived in Ancient Egypt, and watched as terror, murder, and intrigue took place. She went into hiding with her father, Ptolemy XII, who was in danger of being murdered on the order of his oldest daughter, Tryphaena, who wanted more power. What is this book called?||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
Cleopatra VII, Daughter of the Nile; Egypt, 57 B.C.. Cleopatra is said to have died at the age of 39, when she let a snake bite her.
|In "Lady Of Ch'iao Kuo, Warrior of the South; Southern China, A.D. 531" by Lawrance Yep, this princess has another name that people called her. What was it? ||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
Princess Redbird. Princess Redbird was stuck in a time that fought between war and peace. The Hsien tribe to which she belonged was under attack by the dreaded Dog Heads.
|"Anastasia, The Last Grand Duchess; Russia, 1914" by Carolyn Meyer gives a very interesting look at Russian history. The Romanov family was murdered on July 17, 1918. They were buried in a pit in a forest, and left there. A few years ago, however, they were given a burial ceremony how long after their death?
||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
80 years. Tsar Nicholas, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana, Marie (Mashka), Anastasia, and Alexei were buried 80 years to the day after their execution.
|Kathryn Lasky's "Marie Antionette, Princess of Versailles; Austria-France, 1769" is about a girl who lives under her mother's rules and consequences. That is, until she marries the future king of France. The book ends when Marie is 15, but how old was she when she died?||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
37. After a difficult time in power, Marie's life ended on October 16, 1793, during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded by guillotine for being an enemy of the revolution.
|This is a story about a princess living in India who didn't have any freedom. The great-granddaughter of Akbar, the greatest moghul emperor of India, this girl's prison isn't a prison at first sight. There aren't any bars or chains. What is the title of this book?||Royal Diaries: A Glimpse at the Past
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627. This book is by Kathryn Lasky. Jahanara's mother's death was the reason for a very beautiful landmark in India. Her father was so grieved at the loss of his favourite wife that he had a tomb built for her. That tomb is the Taj Mahal.
Carolyn Meyer. Isabel married Prince Ferdinand of Aragon and became Queen of Spain. Under her rule literature and art flourished, as did the Spanish Inquisition. Isabel was the mother of Catherine of Aragon, who was the first wife of King Henry VIII, and mother of Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary).
|Eleanor of Aquitaine lives with her father and sister in Kristiana Gregory's "Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitane; France, 1136." Eleanor's father is Count William of Aquitaine. What is Eleanor's sister's name?
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Petronilla. Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor's son, was mentioned in the classic book "Robin Hood."
April 1, 1204. July 6, 1189, was the date that Eleanor's second husband died. April 1199, was the death date of Eleanor's favorite son, Richard I. July 25, 1137, was Eleanor's wedding day with her first husband.
30. This information is shown in the back of the book. Also, Eleanor was 15 when she married her first husband, not Henry II.
Richard I: King of England. This information is shown in the back of the book in the family tree. Henry V, William, and Alfonso VIII were not Eleanor's sons with her second husband, they were her sons-in-law.