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  • History Rewind: The Battle of Wakefield

    by - Dec 30, 2014
    On 30 December 1460, one of the most decisive battles in the Wars of the Roses commenced: The Battle of Wakefield. Not only a pivotal battle, Wakefield is a prime example of using intellect over courage...
  • Notable Names: George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

    by - Dec 29, 2014
    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, is one of those names you have probably heard thrown around when reading about the Jacobean and Caroline eras. He has been hailed the most influential figure of the 17th century,...
  • Monarchy Monday: A Royal Message

    by - Dec 29, 2014
    In a world of e-mails, text messages and beyond, an old fashioned piece of mail is a treat. However, a card from Her Majesty The Queen is a special treat far beyond your everyday postcard, and for...
  • History Rewind: Thomas Becket murdered

    by - Dec 29, 2014
    Thomas Becket was born in 1118 or 1120 according to varying accounts to a family of merchants of French origin. Educated first at Merton Priory, then in Paris, Bologna and Auxerre, Thomas made a name for...
  • History Rewind: The Consecration of Westminster Abbey

    by - Dec 28, 2014
    Many are familiar with the history of Westminster Abbey and it origin beginning with Edward the Confessor. Did you know that a number of religious buildings were located on the site by the Thames prior to...
  • Duchess of Cambridge voted ‘most stylish woman’

    by - Dec 26, 2014
    A poll of 2000 people has voted The Duchess of Cambridge as the ‘most stylish woman’ of 2014. Catherine is often recognised for her sense of style and the appropriateness of the way she dresses for...
  • The Model Republic?

    by - Dec 23, 2014
    Australia, a former penal colony for the British Empire established during the reign of King George III, stands as an independent and thriving nation which still holds strong ties to the Monarchy through our laws and customs. Like...
  • Monarchy Monday: The next Picasso?

    by - Dec 22, 2014
    After the interest in our A-Z of the monarchy series, this new series takes a look at one Royal fact in detail every week, allowing readers to boost their Royal knowledge one fact at a time. Let’s...
  • ‘The year that made The Prince’ – Prince Harry’s 2014

    by - Dec 21, 2014
    Royal followers cannot doubt that 2014 has been a significant twelve months for Prince Harry. Harry has continued to increase his Royal duties this year, taking on a number of engagements on behalf of his grandmother,...
  • A-Z of the Monarchy: V-Z

    by - Dec 19, 2014
    In the final part of this series, we shall take a look at some Royal-related facts from the letters V through to Z. Vegemite – Prince William and Catherine received some some unusual gifts for their...