Sean Okeeffe

Sean Okeeffe

  • The Spanish Armada – Queen Elizabeth I’s Greatest and Only Success?

    by - Aug 28, 2013
    “I know I have the body of a weak, feeble Woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a King, and a King of England too” (Queen Elizabeth I to her troops at Tilbury) What...
  • Tudor – The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle

    by - Aug 17, 2013
    You may think that when someone takes a holiday abroad they may just want to lay back in the sun and relax. Well for me, I did just that, but what better way to relax in...
  • Anne Neville – The Bad Queen?

    by - Aug 5, 2013
    Like millions of others last night, I was an avid view of the BBC 1 adaptation of ‘The White Queen’, the reason I choose now to blog on the programme is because of the way Anne...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs – Part 4

    by - Aug 2, 2013
    This fourth blog in the series focuses on the joint married Monarchs, Queen Mary II and King William III. Queen Mary being the fifth Monarch of the House of Stuart and King William being the first...
  • Royal Babies 1066-2013 by Amy Licence

    by - Jul 25, 2013
    “These wretched babies don’t come until they are ready” : Queen Elizabeth II shortly before the birth of Princess Beatrice. When this book was suggested as a good read I was very doubtful. I mean just...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs- Part 3

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    This third post on the forgotten monarchs focuses on the fourth King of the House of Stuart, King James II. James was born on 14th October 1633 to King Charles I and Henrietta Maria, his brother...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs – Part 2

    by - Jul 2, 2013
    The second instalment in this series of blogs focuses on the third Monarch of the House of Stuart, King Charles II. Charles was born on 29th May 1630 at St James’s Palace to the reigning King...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs – Part 1

    by - Jun 26, 2013
    As a blogger for Royal Central I seem to have got in to a habit of blogging about the more well known Monarchs in British history, from the two Elizabeths to the great Victoria and all...
  • The Widow of Windsor – A Queen in Mourning

    by - Jun 19, 2013
    She is our country’s longest serving monarch to date and after over 63 years on the British throne, some people may argue that Queen Victoria is our greatest example of a dutiful monarch. There could however...
  • Extraordinary Elizabethans

    by - Jun 12, 2013
    It seems that every King and Queen of this country has had their reign defined by an era. Whether it be Edwardian or Georgian to the great Victorian. Perhaps two of the greatest eras in our...