Blog Posts

  • Old portrait of an aging Queen Elizabeth I gets a second look

    by - Oct 14, 2013
    A rare portrait from 1593 of Queen Elizabeth I is on display at The Museum of the Albemarle in North Carolina. This overlooked gem hung without notice for over 50 years in the Elizabethan Gardens Gatehouse...
  • A One Thousand Year Old Murder Mystery

    by - Oct 10, 2013
    On the evening of 18 March 978 Edward, the teenaged king of England, set out on horseback for Corfe in Dorset, intending to visit his half-brother, Ethelred, and stepmother, Elfrida. He never made it inside the...
  • Championing the youth: The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    by - Oct 10, 2013
    The Duke of Edinburgh award immediately began to gain regard outside the UK upon its launch, after World War II. Since 1971 the award has been available in 31 countries and continues to grow. With this rapid...
  • What you actually need to know about Cressida Bonas

    by - Oct 9, 2013
    Ever since the furore started last week over the possibility of Prince Harry becoming engaged to girlfriend Cressida Bonas, the gossip outlets have been running overtime with their fact files on the Prince’s girlfriend and what...
  • Extract from Leanda de Lisle’s ‘Tudor’

    by - Oct 8, 2013
    This edited excerpt from ‘Tudor’ concerns Henry VIII’s younger sister Mary, known as ‘The French Queen’. She had been married to the aged Louis XII, who she has not yet met, and the scene opens with...
  • Charitable Brothers: How Princes William and Harry are Changing the World

    by - Oct 5, 2013
    Born into a life of unimaginable privilege, Their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Prince Harry may have taken the choice to turn their backs on the world. Like some of our past royals, the young Princes could have...
  • Latest royal book offerings

    by - Oct 5, 2013
    Here is an insight into just a handful of royal must-read books which have been recently released or will be appearing in our bookshops and online in the very near future. The New Royal Family: Prince...
  • 60 seconds with Shyama Perera

    by - Oct 3, 2013
    Shyama Perera is a weekly newspaper reviewer and social commentator on BBC London and also regularly reviews the newspaper front pages on the BBC News Channel. Shyama also contributes to programmes such as The Jeremy Vine...
  • The joy of royal collecting

    by - Oct 3, 2013
    There’s nothing unusual about collecting things. Many people do it, including some of the royals themselves. But just why do so many people enjoy collecting royal memorabilia in particular? I’ll admit an interest in this now...
  • Why we should be kinder to the York girls

    by - Sep 26, 2013
    Last week, Princess Beatrice visited the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh as patron of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. Whilst discussing the engagement with renowned royal expert Marlene Koenig on Twitter, I discovered that the reason...