On this day 19th August 1596 Elizabeth Stuart was born.
Elizabeth Stuart (1596 - 1662) was the charismatic daughter of King James VI of Scotland (later James I of England) and Anna of Denmark. Elizabeth was born at Falkland Palace, Fife, on 19 August 1596 at 2 o'clock in the morning. At the time of her birth, her father was King of Scots only (James was the son of Mary Stuart Queen of Scots). Named in honour of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
She married the Calvinist Frederick V, Elector Palatine, at age 16, and lived happily in Heidelberg, Germany, for six years before being crowned Queen of Bohemia at 23 and moving to Prague. Although she was deposed by Catholic forces after barely a year in power and experiencing only one winter in Prague hence the soubriquet Winter Queen she never relinquished the title, establishing a court in exile in The Hague, Holland. From here, the outlawed couple fought frantic military and diplomatic campaigns to regain the Palatinate, their lands in Germany which had been overtaken by the Spanish. Although she lived out most of her life in exile, only returning to England in May 1661, her grandson would later ascend the British throne as George I.
I really like Elizabeth Stuart, not only because she lived after her marriage for six years in Germany or because she is the grandchild of Mary Queen of Scots (one of my favorite queens). I think I like her so much because she is my birthday twin, we have on the same day birthday and that really means alot for me. #reign #reigncw #cwreign #marystuart #reignseason1 #elizabethstuart #jamesvi #adelaidekane #addykane #adelaide #reigndeserveseverything #queenmaryofscots #elizabethi #elizabethtudor #england #maryofscots