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  • History Rewind: Birth of a Bonnie Prince

    by - Dec 31, 2014
    Charles Edward Stuart, The Young Pretender, was born in Rome, on 31 December 1720. His father James Francis Edward Stuart, The Old Pretender, was financed and supported by the pope. Charles was grandson of James II,...
  • A right Royal wrap-up: reread the blogs of 2014

    by - Dec 31, 2014
    Having relived the Royal news of this past year, its now time to look at the blogs that were popular with our readers during 2014. We talked titles, learnt about the lives of some minor Royals and...
  • A complete guide to the British Orders of Knighthood

    by - Dec 30, 2014
    Twice a year, The Queen’s Birthday Honours and New Year’s Honours lists are published by the Cabinet Office. They contain a list of people whom The Queen ‘has been pleased to appoint’ to various orders of...
  • History Rewind: The Battle of Wakefield

    by - Dec 30, 2014
    On 30 December 1460, one of the most decisive battles in the Wars of the Roses commenced: The Battle of Wakefield. Not only a pivotal battle, Wakefield is a prime example of using intellect over courage...
  • Notable Names: George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

    by - Dec 29, 2014
    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, is one of those names you have probably heard thrown around when reading about the Jacobean and Caroline eras. He has been hailed the most influential figure of the 17th century,...
  • 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...