Blog Posts

  • The Story of the Peerage: Feudal Beginnings

    by - Jan 26, 2014
    The origins of the peerage are not as obscure as one may think at first thought. In fact, documents dating back over a thousand years have helped historian piece together exactly how we have managed to...
  • Why Camilla must become our Queen

    by - Jan 26, 2014
    It’s a subject that divides people across the country and indeed, around the world. Should the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen when Prince Charles accedes to the throne? Some argue she cannot, others that she must...
  • Can Prince Charles be skipped in the line of succession?

    by - Jan 19, 2014
    Recent polls have shown that support for the Prince of Wales becoming king is constantly on the increase and at the moment is riding higher than support for the Duke of Cambridge succeeding after Her Majesty....
  • A Peculiar Prerogative

    by - Jan 19, 2014
    When King Charles I was executed by the command of Parliament, on a cold morning in 1649, the peoples, of the then Commonwealth of England lived supressed under the rule of an omnipotent Lord Protector. Between...
  • Scotland and the Act of Union: Over 300 years on

    by - Jan 18, 2014
    On January 16, 1707 the Act of Union was passed under Queen Anne. This historic document, and one of the few important legislative pieces to be passed under her reign, brought together the thrones and Parliaments...
  • The wisdom of Princess Michael of Kent

    by - Jan 15, 2014
    Today is the 69th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Over the years, Princess Michael (whose real name is Marie-Christine) has become the subject of fascination to many for some of the most...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Anne Boleyn

    by - Jan 13, 2014
    “Incredibly vain, ambitious, unscrupulous, coarse, fierce, and relentless.” It’s an instantly recognizable image of Anne Boleyn. The quote comes from Paul Friedman’s 1884 biography. But fans of Philippa Gregory will find her reincarnated as the sister...
  • Mary – Queen Of Hearts?

    by - Jan 12, 2014
    Whenever Queen Mary, Consort of King George V, is mentioned, what do you think? A stern, old fashioned matriarch who did not care about her family or do you think a traditional, caring queen who not...
  • Why Cambridge University has been luckier for queens in class than kings in waiting

    by - Jan 11, 2014
    As Prince William begins his studies at Cambridge University, he might want to avoid looking at the academic careers of some of the other kings to be who have attended the institution. For while heirs to...
  • Anne of Cleves, A Flanders Mare: Part 1

    by - Jan 11, 2014
    Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, with the rhyme ‘Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived’, recording their largely unenviable fates. Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, is a household name, but what of the other...