History

  • 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...
  • The Defence of Richard III Part 2 – The Foundations of Evil

    by - Aug 6, 2013
    King Henry VI, who contested the Wars of the Roses, in spirit at least, with King Edward IV had only one child, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales. In 1469, the Earl of Warwick, the Kingmaker,...
  • Anne Neville – The Bad Queen?

    by - Aug 5, 2013
    Like millions of others last night, I was an avid view of the BBC 1 adaptation of ‘The White Queen’, the reason I choose now to blog on the programme is because of the way Anne...
  • Why the next King James would be James VIII and ‘first’ King Alexander, Alexander IV

    by - Aug 5, 2013
    The British Monarchy was formed when King James VI of Scotland inherited the throne of England in 1603. Prior to that, Kings and Queens of England and Scotland had reigned separately. When King James came to...
  • The Real White Queen? A Defence Of King Richard III

    by - Aug 2, 2013
    Good or Evil? Let us talk rather of shades of grey, for that is what all real people are made up of. And what is often forgotten is that, just like you and I, King Richard...
  • 32 Years Ago Today…

    by - Jul 29, 2013
    The fairy tale romance and marriage the world had hoped for took place 32 years ago today! Lady Diana Spencer in her taffeta and lace gown by David and Elizabeth Emanuel with its never-ending 25 foot...
  • Birthday Wishes for a Queen

    by - Jul 29, 2013
    This weekend, 4 August to be specific is The Queen Mother’s birthday (and may I also give a birthday wish to my Dad who was born on the same day). Many books have been written about...
  • The History Behind a Royal Name

    by - Jul 24, 2013
    But what is the history behind those choices? As a Brit, I’ve been tied to history my whole life. We know of the ancient Celts, and the foundations of Britain. The Battle of Hastings in 1066,...
  • 96 years ago, the House of Windsor was born

    by - Jul 18, 2013
    96 years ago yesterday (17th July 1917), King George V set about changing the Royal Family at the height of World War 1. The Royal Family, at the time, bore the Germanic sounding name ‘Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’. In...
  • Diana’s dresses: the story behind the fashion icon

    by - Jul 17, 2013
    A documentary aired this evening on Channel 4 featuring the sale of ten of Princess Diana’s most iconic and famous dresses, ‘Diana’s Dresses – The Auction’.  This documentary looked at the Princess’ style throughout her life. The one...