Royal History

  • 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...
  • Victoria Day: Fireworks galore as Canada celebrates its two queens

    by - May 18, 2014
    Amid blooming trees and nesting birds, spring has sprung in Canada as it prepares to celebrate Victoria Day on Monday with much anticipation… Anticipation? Why, it signals the unofficial return of summer, of course! Whether eagerly...
  • The royal tradition of Afternoon Tea: From Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II

    by - May 16, 2014
    At the British Royal Court, Afternoon Tea is a quintessential daily ritual. This delectable celebration of tea originated in the Victorian era, when young Queen Victoria reigned in the United Kingdom. Tea drinking in England dates...
  • Queen Victoria’s journals to be exhibited at Windsor Castle

    by - May 12, 2014
    Perhaps one of the most popular rulers of England, Queen Victoria is best known for her long reign which lasted 63 years, and her undying love for her husband, Prince Albert. Now, visitors are offered a chance...
  • History Rewind: Coronation of King George VI

    by - May 12, 2014
    On 12 May 1937 the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth was held on 12 May 1937 at Westminster Abbey. Originally this date was chosen for the coronation of Edward VIII before he decided...
  • Royal Heritage: Blenheim Palace

    by - May 11, 2014
    Named a World Heritage site in 1984, Blenheim Palace is truly is one of the England’s gems.Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is a national treasure. The Palace was gifted to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough...
  • Review of episode two of The First Georgians: The German Kings who made Britain

    by - May 10, 2014
    Following on from last week’s episode, which focused on the issues that the new Georgian dynasty faced with the ascendance of George I, in the second episode Dr Lucy Worsley continued with her investigation into the lives...
  • Letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie sells for £25,000

    by - May 8, 2014
    A letter written by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his cousin, King Louis XV of France, asking for his help in overthrowing the British Monarchy, was sold for £25,000 on Wednesday. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, also known as...