Blog Posts

  • Book Review: ‘Duchesses – Living in 21st Century Britain’ by Jane Dismore

    by - Sep 11, 2014
    This latest book by Jane Dismore explores the lives of ten non-royal Duchesses living in Britain today. Dismore was given the chance to enter into the world of these modern-day aristocrats by visiting their ancestral homes and interviewing...
  • History Rewind: Mary Queen of Scots crowned

    by - Sep 9, 2014
    On 9th September 1543, a child that was barely a year old was crowned Queen of Scotland in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Mary, Queen of Scots would go on to be one of the...
  • History Rewind: Birth of Queen Elizabeth I

    by - Sep 7, 2014
    On 7th September 1533, Anne Boleyn gave birth to King Henry VIII’s second child at Greenwich Palace. Disappointingly for him, it was another girl. Elizabeth’s childhood was a somewhat difficult and complex one after losing her...
  • Her Majesty The Queen and the exploding post box

    by - Sep 5, 2014
    The year is 1952 and Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation is fast approaching. But who would have ever thought that it wouldn’t be the upcoming historical event that would make the national news, but a lonely and...
  • Prince Harry: A Soldier for Life

    by - Sep 4, 2014
    As the Invictus Games get closer, it is the perfect time to take a look at the military accomplishments of their creator, Prince Harry of Wales. Following in the footsteps of the men before him and...
  • The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers – Margaret Beaufort

    by - Sep 3, 2014
    This edition of ‘The women behind the Crown’ takes a look at the influence Margaret Beaufort had on her son, Henry VII. From a young age, Margaret was fully aware of her son’s position as a...
  • A Royalist’s Guide to London: Kensington Palace

    by - Sep 3, 2014
    In the last instalment in my Guide to London, I stopped off at Buckingham Palace. Now we move on to another Palace, Kensington. I was really looking forward to this visit (not that I wasn’t for any...
  • Review: Wolf Hall – Aldwych Theatre, London

    by - Sep 1, 2014
    Mike Poulton’s theatrical adaptions of Hilary Mantel’s two Man Booker prize winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, have consistently received five star reviews from newspapers and critics alike since it debuted in Stratford-upon-Avon last December. These productions...
  • Behind the Royal door: The Prince John

    by - Aug 30, 2014
    Behind the Royal door returns, and we move to look at a little known Prince, who would have been an uncle to The Queen… John Charles Francis of Wales was born in 1905, at York Cottage...
  • A Royalist’s guide to London: Buckingham Palace

    by - Aug 27, 2014
    After our look at Hampton Court Palace, we move onto what, for many, is at the heart of the British Monarchy: Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s primary London residence stands proud at the end of The Mall...