History

  • 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...
  • 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...