“A woman is like a teabag – only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.”
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
“I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.”
“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”
Different quotations from different persons but they have something in common. These thoughts can be affiliated with strong women, outstanding wives whose life were not a walk in the park. They had to find the place of their own fame next to their prestigious husbands in power. Sometimes the discrepancy of interests concerning leverage interfered with the feelings and resulted in scandals or tragedy. However, other couples managed to overcome this difficulty, and their story got a happy ending. What may be the underlying factor that determines the success or the failure of a relationship? Is there a golden mean, or does it just glitter fabulously? Can we detect similar traits in the destinies?
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the most privileged guests on the second floor of the Knowledge Centre so far. Princesses, empresses, first ladies and queens tell their stories in the special collection this time.
Apart from Hungarian books, you will find even more intriguing details in the following articles (both Hungarian but mainly English) from our databases that cover several subjects from medicine, through feminism, cinematic art, to media and fashion.
Who did we cite in the beginning? You may ask empress Sisi, Diana Spencer, Grace Kelly, Michelle Obama, Nancy Reagan, Jackie Kennedy, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle themselves or visit our selection for the correct answer.
- The Empress Elisabeth of Austria and HER “Untidy” Collection
- German Netflix Culture
- Empire and Romance: Movie-Induced Tourism and the Case of the Sissi Movies
- Melancholy Empress: queering empire in Ernst Marischka’s Sissi films
- Empress Sissi and Cardiac Tamponade: An Historical Perspective
- Elisabeth of Austria (1839–1898)
- The elusive Diana of the imagination
- Üdvözlő beszéd, amely az angol trónörökös Charles, Prince of Wales és felesége Lady Diana látogatásakor a Budapesti Közgazdaságtudományi Egyetemen, 1990. május 8-án hangzott el.
- Hercegnő a másik oldalon: Lady Diana a tabloidizáció és a társadalmi nemek változásának gyújtópontjában
- The People’s Princesses: Feminist Theory and UK Media Representations of Lady Diana Spencer and Meghan Markle
- NANCY REAGAN 1921—2016 ‘Thank God We Found Each Other’
- Administration of Barack Obama, 2016 Proclamation 9405-Death of Nancy
- Nancy Reagan Wears a Hat: Feminism and Its Cultural Consensus
- Nancy Reagan: China Doll or Dragon Lady?
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
- Jacqueline Kennedy and the classical ideal
- An Exclusive Chat With JACKIE KENNEDY
- A Once and Future Queen: Jackie Kennedy and Her Kingdom
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Celebrity Afterlife in American Culture
- Academic Viagra: tying Kate Middleton up in knots
- The British National Press and the 2012 Royal Family Photo Scandals
- Welfare Queens, Thrifty Housewives, and Do-It-All Mums. Celebrity motherhood and the cultural politics of austerity
- Royally represented or royally shafted? Effect of positive and negative captions and ideological beliefs on readers’ evaluations of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
- Genes and queens
- From Kisstory to Megxile. Tabloids as lexical trendsetters
- Post-script – When post-racialism fails: Meghan Markle and the limits of symbolism
- Introduction to Special Issue – Race, Royalty and Meghan Markle: Elites, inequalities, and a woman in the public eye
- Meghan Markle’s healthy lifestyle in the media: Multiracial exceptionalism and the cult of slimness
- Horses at the Royal wedding
- Introduction: On First Ladies, Duchesses, and Bawses—Black Womanhood Rebooted
- Visualizing Power: Michelle Obama, Political Communication, and Lifestyle Magazines
- The Michelle Obama influence: an exploration of the first lady’s fashion, style, and impact on women
- Michelle Obama: A Contemporary Analysis of Race and Gender Discrimination through the Lens of Title VII
- The first lady of social media: The visual rhetoric of Michelle Obama’s Twitter images
- Michelle Obama: Redefining the (White) House-wife
- Role-Model-In-Chief: Understanding a Michelle Obama Effect
- First Impressions: An Analysis of Media Coverage of First Ladies and Their Inaugural Gowns from Jackie Kennedy in 1961 to Michelle Obama in 2009