Posts Tagged ‘Maria Feodorovna’

Tsarina Maria Feodorvona Maria Dorothea of Wurtemberg

An imperial visit at Versailles

In the 18th century international travel was far more expensive, dangerous and difficult than we can imagine today, and of course much slower. A princess who married into a foreign court might never see her family again. State visits by foreign monarchs were exceptional affairs. The etiquette of Versailles, while specific on the reception of […]