• Georgie, Willy, Nicky – Three Monarchs, One World War

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    Everyone knows that one chap who is constantly sticking his nose into things that don’t concern him, badgers people about issues he knows nothing about or constantly insists that they know what is going on and...
  • History Rewind: The Birth of the “Sailor King”, William IV

    by - Aug 21, 2014
    Today in 1765 King William IV was born in Buckingham Palace. So often looked over by historians and royalists alike, William IV lived an extraordinary life that covered war, peace, rebellion and personal triumph. He is...
  • History Rewind: Happy Birthday Princess Anne!

    by - Aug 15, 2014
    Today in 1950 Princess Anne, the second child to the then Princess Elizabeth, was born in Clarence House at 11:50am. Princess Anne, who today is recognised across the world as a shining example of Royalty putting...
  • Military Monarchs: The Changing Face of the Monarchy

    by - Aug 6, 2014
    There were times when monarchs lead their men into war. Mounted on white chargers, banners snapping, armour clanking, trumpets trumpeting and shouts of war echoing across misty fields were common place for monarchs back in the...
  • History Rewind: The Act of Union 1800 is passed

    by - Aug 1, 2014
    In this country, you can barely walk anywhere at the moment without hearing the debate concerning whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom and become its own entity. It’s being discussed in pubs, and bars…(actually the...
  • History Rewind – Mary I of England Marries Philip II of Spain

    by - Jul 25, 2014
    As we all know there are a lot of Mary’s in English history – possibly too many! For me, there’s one that stands out easily as the most memorable as her name lends itself to my favourite drink after...
  • History Rewind: The Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots

    by - Jul 24, 2014
    Today in 1567 Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son James. James would ultimately become King James I of England and VI of Scotland in 1603. To understand how this...
  • Politics and Personal Rule: The Changing Face of the Monarchy

    by - Jul 22, 2014
    Today, the role of the monarch in politics can quite simply be boiled down to three simple facts; the monarch has the right to “be consulted, the right to encourage and the right to warn”. This point,...
  • Warring Plantagenets to Wonderful Windsors: The changing face of the monarchy

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    It’s hard to imagine our lovely, white haired, grandmotherly Queen acting unilaterally; that is, being autocratic. You cannot see her declaring war willy nilly, befriending other countries at the drop of her exquisitely tailored hat, or spending...