History

  • 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...
  • King Richard III suffered with roundworm

    by - Sep 4, 2013
    A team of experts have concluded that Richard III who was found buried in Leicester last year, suffered with a roundworm infection. In a soil sample taken from the pelvis of the King, scientists found many...
  • 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...