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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Royal Central Conversations: meeting The Duchess of Cambridge with the Scouts

    by - Dec 18, 2014
    On Monday, The Duchess of Cambridge visited 23rd Poplar Beaver Scouts in East London, supporting the Scouts in her role as volunteer. The session was about understanding how those with disabilities live, and Cub leader and paratriathlete...
  • My Favourite Monarch: Henry VIII

    by - Dec 18, 2014
    Choosing a monarch that has impacted my quest to become a historian was quite easy. There was no other leader that affected me more than Henry VIII, and did so for many reasons. The early modern...
  • A-Z of the Monarchy: O-U

    by - Dec 17, 2014
    In the penultimate instalment of this series, we shall look at a variety of Royal-related facts according to the letters O – U. Orange blossoms – When Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert she wore a wreath...