Blog Posts

  • New book explores the Queen’s love of corgis

    by - Sep 17, 2013
    Royal biographer Brian Hoey has authored many books that take an interesting behind the scenes look at the Royal family and household. His newest publication takes a more in-depth look into a topic he has covered previously: the...
  • Dame Judi Dench supports a York burial for Richard III

    by - Sep 16, 2013
    Dame Judi Dench is asking for public support for Richard III’s remains to be returned from the University of Leicester in order to be buried in York. Dench, who was born in York and has also...
  • The Defence of King Richard III Part 5 – Brotherly Love

    by - Sep 15, 2013
    We have seen so far how Shakespeare has collated various rumours and fabrications to construct a villain in his King Richard III who is a murderer, cold blooded and willing to admit his vicious deeds. We...
  • 5 more ‘facts’ republicans would like you to believe

    by - Sep 14, 2013
    As you’ll probably be aware by now, I am avidly Monarchist. I am often confronted, in my day-to-day role as editor, with various myths about republicanism in the UK. The supporters of a UK republic would...
  • Tudor Historian Leanda de Lisle talks to Royal Central

    by - Sep 13, 2013
    Leanda de Lisle is a very in demand author at the moment – not only does she write for BBC History Magazine, History Today, The Literary Review and the Spectator, as well as national newspapers, her latest book...
  • What’s Next for the Royal Family?

    by - Sep 13, 2013
    With the recent announcement of His Royal Highness Prince William’s retirement from the Royal Air Force, the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s seemingly declining health; I pose a rather...
  • Palace Security: How on Earth did they get past?

    by - Sep 10, 2013
    One would expect, in this day and age, for Buckingham Palace to be the height of security, though as was demonstrated last week, this is far from the case. In case you didn’t see the news,...
  • Beyond the Monarchy: The Naughty Regents

    by - Sep 10, 2013
    There were a few naughty chaps and a distinct lady that are part of this offshoot of the “Naughty Nine” series. History sometimes glosses over the men and women who were in the background, making decisions...
  • The tragic sons of York and Lancaster: Know your Edwards

    by - Sep 7, 2013
    The fifteenth century was littered with Edwards. It had always been a popular royal name and the London associations with Edward the Confessor, whose tomb was located within Westminster Abbey, made it a favourite choice for...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs – Part 5

    by - Sep 5, 2013
    It has been a while but The Forgotten Monarchs are back and this blog focuses on the last Monarch of the House of Stuart, Queen Anne. Anne was born on 6th February 1665 at St James’s...