Royal History

  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

    by - Jun 16, 2014
    Welcome to the first in the series covering the history, treasures and other bits and bobs of the Historic Royal Palaces. Join me on the journey as we visit more than just buildings, but the sights...
  • Hyde Park – Henry VIII’s hunting grounds

    by - Jun 14, 2014
    King Henry VIII was one of the more famous kings, having had six wives, becoming the father of three of England’s most well-known monarchs, and greatly improving England’s Navy. What most people don’t know, however, is...
  • History Rewind: The Queen shot at during Trooping the Colour

    by - Jun 13, 2014
    On 13 June 1981 a 17-year-old man was arrested for shooting a replica gun at The Queen as she rode past crowds on horseback. Marcus Serjeant aimed a pistol directly at Her Majesty as she made...
  • History Rewind: The Queen’s Silver Jubilee

    by - Jun 7, 2014
    More than one million people crowded the streets of London to watch the Royal Family make their way to St Paul’s at the start of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations on 7 June 1977. In spite...
  • History Rewind: The Duke of Windsor laid to rest

    by - Jun 5, 2014
    On 5 June 1972, The Duke of Windsor, who died on 28 May, was laid to rest at the Royal burial ground near Windsor Castle. Following a funeral service at St George’s Chapel attended by political...
  • Why The Queen is about to get a new, very distant royal cousin

    by - Jun 3, 2014
    The news that Princess Charlene is expecting her first child came as a bit of a surprise to European royal watchers.  The birth of this latest royal baby, at the end of 2014, will give Monaco...
  • History Rewind: The Queen takes coronation oath

    by - Jun 2, 2014
    On 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth II took the oath to God and country and crowned at a coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. Her Majesty took the Coronation Oath in front of over 8,000...
  • Preview of ‘The Spy Who Brought Down Mary Queen of Scots’

    by - May 26, 2014
    This new Channel 5 documentary focuses on how, over a eight-week period in 1586, Queen Elizabeth I’s infamous ‘spymaster’, Sir Francis Walsingham, conducted a Catholic conspiracy to murder the Queen of England and purposely enthralled the...
  • Richard III remains to be reburied in Leicester cathedral

    by - May 23, 2014
    The remains of the last Plantagenet King, Richard III, will be reburied in Leicester cathedral, it has been revealed. Distant relatives of the King, who formed the Plantagenet Alliance, have lost their battle in the High...
  • King George III and the royal bargain for Buckingham Palace

    by - May 19, 2014
    One of the most famous landmarks in the country, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in London. The former home of The Duke of Buckingham, it was bought by the Hanoverian King...