Royal History

  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part three)

    by - Jul 21, 2014
    The final part of Edward VIII’s Behind the Royal door covers his involvement in the Second World War up to his death. Find Parts One and Two of his life by clicking the respective links. In 1937, The Duke and...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part two)

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    The second part of Edward VIII’s Behind the Royal door will cover the Abdication Crisis and his relationship with Mrs Wallis Simpson. You can read about Edward’s early life in the first section of Behind the Royal door: Edward...
  • A Royal stamp of approval

    by - Jul 8, 2014
    What is the The Royal Philatelic Collection? The Royal Philatelic Collection, kept at St James’s Palace, is considered to be the world’s most complete compendium of postage stamps of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Royal...
  • Review of ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley’

    by - Jul 8, 2014
    Over the past few years, Dr Lucy Worsley seems to have become the face of insightful BBC documentaries on the history of the British monarchy, and last night’s broadcast was no different. With Worsley’s recognisable blonde bob,...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part one)

    by - Jul 7, 2014
    This instalment of Behind the Royal door will look at the life of The Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, later The Duke of Windsor. Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David was born in 1894 at Richmond Park to the...
  • History Rewind: Her Majesty presides over Manx Millennium

    by - Jul 5, 2014
    On 5 July 1979 The Queen presided over the Isle of Man’s 1000th open-air sitting of Parliament. She was only the second British Monarch to satisfy this duty in person. The last monarch to do so...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Orangery at Kensington Palace

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Next in the Historic Royal Palaces series, we take at look at Kensington Palace’s Orangery… In 1704, Queen Anne decided that Kensington Palace was to have a greenhouse. Not just a simple greenhouse to care for...
  • Preview of episode three of Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    In the last episode of this series, historian Dan Cruickshank takes viewers through the developments that occurred to a number of Britain’s royal palaces during the nineteenth century and twentieth century. With the widowhood of Queen...
  • History Rewind: The Prince of Wales’s Investiture at Caernarfon Castle

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    On 1 July 1969 a 20-year-old Prince Charles stated: “I, Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your liege man of life and limb and of earthly worship and faith and truth I will bear unto you...
  • Preview of episode two of Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    After last week’s insightful episode which gave audiences a glimpse into the Tudor buildings which used to, and some of which still do, dominate our landscapes, such as the White Tower at the Tower of London, Hampton Court...