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  • Medieval England: The Domesday Book

    by - Jan 6, 2015
    Medieval England’s utmost treasure, The Domesday Book is associated with William the Conqueror’s effort to control England. Along with numerous castles throughout the country, the Domesday Book would offer William massive clout in England. To advance...
  • Louis XVI – a Victim of the Revolution?

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    222 years ago Louis XVI, was awaiting the outcome of his trial which started on the 3rd of December 1792. It was a forgone conclusion and he knew it. Louis, incorrectly styled ‘Louis Capet’ by the revolutionaries after...
  • Notable Names: Lady Jane Rochford

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    Lady Jane is a sad figure from history whose true story will never be known. Married to Anne Boleyn’s brother in 1526, she served as a Lady of the Bedchamber for four of King Henry the...
  • Monarchy Monday: Epiphany

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    Tomorrow (6th January) marks the Epiphany – a Holy Communion that takes place in Chapel Royal at St James Palace. Tradition states that gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh were presented to the baby Jesus on...
  • History Rewind: The death of Edward the Confessor

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    The death of Edward the Confessor on 5 January 1066 ended a period of calm and stability in England, and signified the brutal conquest of the nation by William of Normandy. Edward’s had a comparatively lengthy...
  • History Rewind: Charles I decides to arrest MPs and set the stage for war

    by - Jan 4, 2015
    In the years leading up to the Civil War it was not King Charles’s intention to purposely isolate as many parts of the population as possible, but history sure tells a different story. His absolutist point...
  • History Rewind: Palace of Whitehall ablaze

    by - Jan 4, 2015
    Since the old royal palace at Westminster had been destroyed by a fire in 1512 and Henry VIII had been staying at Lambeth Palace, York Place took centre stage. Henry took over York Place and changed...
  • WANTED: Royals (Must supply own crowns)

    by Jenny Tripp - Jan 3, 2015
    We were robbed. Okay, fine – we did it ourselves. We tossed the tea, we declared our independence, we even threw a nice little revolution just to drive the point home. And somewhere during all that...
  • The Royal W: The Princess Royal

    by - Jan 2, 2015
    The style “Princess Royal’ is normally conferred by the Sovereign on his or her eldest daughter. It is deemed as a style instead of a rank or title and is only honourary. It assumes no specific...
  • History Rewind: Queen Victoria declared Empress of India

    by - Dec 31, 2014
    Benjamin Disraeli, Conservative Prime Minister, had Queen Victoria proclaimed as Empress of India in 1877. India was already under crown control since 1858. The title was a signal that the monarchy would have links with the...