Moselle and Rhine Rivers Sketchbook, Post 9, Heidelberg
Here she is, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Barvaria , (1596-1662), becase queen when her husband, Frederick V was elected as King of Bavaria in 1619 and he was defeated in battke at the beginning of the 30 Year War at the start of the Reformation in 1620.
Elizabeth Stuart was gifted the glorious gate at Heidelberg Castle as a birhtday present for his beloved wife. She was the granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, and daughter of James I of England (James VI of Scotland). Elizabeth and Frederick V of Bavaria were married to each other at the young age of 16, February 14, 1613 in London, stayed in England 2 months, then headed to the Electoral Court of Heidelberg in 1613.
The couple had 13 children, and when Frederick died at age 38 of fever, Elizabeth was devastated. She was exiled to the Hague, then returned to England in 1661, and died of pneumonia in 1662. What a life story of a princess of both Scotland and England, then Queen of Bavaria!