The Hesse family is a European family. The latest publication from author Rainer von Hessen illustrates the thrilling and unsettled history of the noble family in the last 800 years. The reader gets to know fascinating, but also ambivalent personalities. He will learn about arranged marriages and strong women. And about coincidences with serious consequences. The book is an interesting and diverting guidepost through the history of a German federal state and its noble family.