Historical Maps of Europe

Today, The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century posted on the differences between the political map today and in the 18th Century, explaining why German royal consorts were never the princess of Germany among other things in the post "What a Mess." Including a great link to a historical atlas that shows European political boundaries at the turns of the first to the twenty-first centuries, there have been some changes.

To tie this in to Jane Austen a little more, I will note that those German royal consorts included:
It went the other way as well, many of the non-throne-inheriting English royal children also married Germans.

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