8×10″ oil on canvas
private collection

Alexandria of Lenica, Baroness of Moravic (1540-1599)
Illegitimate great-granddaughter of King Vlad the III. Wealthy, with powerful ancestors and a prime commodity; her parents were ready to offer her like a sacrificial pawn to any dubious royal game that was afoot – so she would become queen, legitimately. She was happy to settle for lesser aristocrat. After meeting Baron Malachi at a foxhunt, they were married secretly before slipping away to his home in Moravic.