History

  • Chilling tales at Chillingham castle

    by - Oct 31, 2013
    With Halloween on our doorstep, Royal Central has a look into the supposedly most-haunted house in the country: the aptly named Chillingham Castle. Once the site of a monastary,the Castle sits nestled in the countryside, near...
  • Goldsborough Hall – A hidden Gem

    by - Oct 24, 2013
    I was very fortunate this week to receive an e-mail from Mark Oglesby, bringing an error in our blog on Princess Mary to my attention.  How was this fortunate you may ask?  Surely an editor does...
  • Royal Christenings Through the Ages

    by - Oct 22, 2013
    Prince George of Cambridge will follow in a long line of royal babies when he is christened on Wednesday. As a deliberate nod to this tradition, he will be baptised wearing a replica of the christening...
  • 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...
  • A One Thousand Year Old Murder Mystery

    by - Oct 10, 2013
    On the evening of 18 March 978 Edward, the teenaged king of England, set out on horseback for Corfe in Dorset, intending to visit his half-brother, Ethelred, and stepmother, Elfrida. He never made it inside the...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs – Part 6

    by - Sep 22, 2013
    The penultimate part in this series of blogs focuses on the last King and penultimate Monarch of the House of Hanover, King William IV. William was born on 21st August 1765, being the third son of...
  • Lincoln Castle unveils plans for Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary

    by - Sep 19, 2013
    Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire is going to go under an extreme makeover: castle edition! The project will cost close to £20 million and will be completed in 2015. Unlike most renovations in which buildings are shuttered...
  • 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...
  • The Defence of King Richard III Part 5 – Brotherly Love

    by - Sep 15, 2013
    We have seen so far how Shakespeare has collated various rumours and fabrications to construct a villain in his King Richard III who is a murderer, cold blooded and willing to admit his vicious deeds. We...
  • Beyond the Monarchy: The Naughty Regents

    by - Sep 10, 2013
    There were a few naughty chaps and a distinct lady that are part of this offshoot of the “Naughty Nine” series. History sometimes glosses over the men and women who were in the background, making decisions...