History

  • The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England – Number Eight: King John

    by - Sep 2, 2013
    Number eight in the series of: “The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England” is non-other than King John. Known as John Lackland, King John was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of...
  • Visiting Clarence House – a look behind the scenes

    by - Sep 1, 2013
    When we made our visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace last week, we also went to see Clarence House, the London home of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of...
  • Princess Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg

    by - Aug 25, 2013
    On a spring day, April 14th 1857 the last of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s children was born.  The little princess’s baptism took place in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on the 16th June 1857,...
  • King George II: A Change from his Father

    by - Aug 24, 2013
    Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to the future King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, King...
  • The Defence of King Richard III Part 4 – Bosworth, Shakespeare & That Horse

    by - Aug 22, 2013
    On 22nd August 1485 King Richard III led a thunderous charge of cavalry across the field at the Battle of Bosworth in an attempt to crush Henry Tudor, the invader who laid claim to Richard’s throne....
  • The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England

    by - Aug 21, 2013
    This is the first in a series of nine monarchs who by history’s accounts were deemed badly behaved. One may disagree with the choices, but through research and many a book read, this series will cover...
  • The longest-held Dukedom in British history, and other titles

    by - Aug 17, 2013
    Queen Victoria is the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, reigning for around 63 and a half years. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reign for 61 years and God willing, will reign for many...
  • The First King George

    by - Aug 17, 2013
    Although my name prediction for Baby Cambridge was Arthur, I cannot say I was overly shocked that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their new-born son George. Because of his birth, I have started to...
  • 5 Facts About The Palace of Holyroodhouse

    by - Aug 13, 2013
    The Royal Family is a testament to tradition and longevity and nothing proves this more than the castles and palaces that Monarchs have built over the centuries as their homes and centres of government. So to...
  • The Defence of Richard III Part 3 – To Kill A King

    by - Aug 11, 2013
    On 21st May 1471, 17 days after Tewkesbury, King Henry VI died in the Tower of London. On that same day King Edward IV returned to London in triumph. The White Queen showed us one version of...