Royal History

  • Seasons Greetings: the history behind the Royal Christmas card

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    Sir Henry Cole fancied sending something different to his colleagues other than the typical Christmas letter. In 1843, he decided rather than writing individual letters which took some time and patience due to the amount of...
  • Tower of London’s 1000-year-old moat opened for ice skating

    by - Nov 23, 2013
    If skating through history catches ones fancy, then the chance to hit the ice at the Tower of London is a must. Now in its 8th year, the Tower moat is the site for the holiday...
  • University of Oxford academic suggests how Richard III could be reburied

    by - Nov 22, 2013
    Alexandra Buckle, an academic from St Anne’s and St Hilda’s colleges, Oxford, has recently been looking in greater detail at the way in which medieval royal funerals and reburial services were conducted. This new scholarly work...
  • Rule Britannia..the history and pageantry of the Royal Ship

    by - Nov 18, 2013
    It began as the anonymous Ship Number 691 in 1953 at the John Brown Shipyards and turned into a floating place of pageantry and memories. The Royal Yacht Britannia is now retired and one of Scotland’s...
  • Petition shows support for Richard III burial in Leicester

    by - Oct 16, 2013
    An online petition surrounding the continuing argument of where Richard III’s remains should be laid to rest, has finished. The results portray the public’s wishes for the last Plantagenet king to be buried in Leicester, rather...
  • Old portrait of an aging Queen Elizabeth I gets a second look

    by - Oct 14, 2013
    A rare portrait from 1593 of Queen Elizabeth I is on display at The Museum of the Albemarle in North Carolina. This overlooked gem hung without notice for over 50 years in the Elizabethan Gardens Gatehouse...
  • Richard III tomb design revealed by Leicester Cathedral

    by - Sep 19, 2013
    King Richard III’s tomb design has today been revealed by Leicester Cathedral. The design has now been submitted to planning officials. Set inside the cathedral’s chancel, the tomb will be raised and on it there will...
  • New book explores the Queen’s love of corgis

    by - Sep 17, 2013
    Royal biographer Brian Hoey has authored many books that take an interesting behind the scenes look at the Royal family and household. His newest publication takes a more in-depth look into a topic he has covered previously: the...
  • Dame Judi Dench supports a York burial for Richard III

    by - Sep 16, 2013
    Dame Judi Dench is asking for public support for Richard III’s remains to be returned from the University of Leicester in order to be buried in York. Dench, who was born in York and has also...
  • Duke of Windsor letter reveals Royal Family rift

    by - Sep 9, 2013
    In a newly revealed candid letter written after the 1936 Abdication Crisis, the Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII, allegedly reveals how the Royal Family warned him to stay away from England. The letter, which was...