History

  • 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...
  • All about Royal Warrants

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace last weekend showcased over 200 Royal Warrant holders. But what are Royal Warrants and how does a company obtain one? According to the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Royal Warrants of...
  • Royal Nannies

    by - Jul 4, 2013
    As the world counts down the days until the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to our future monarch, we look at famous nannies in recent British royal history. The Queen Margaret ‘Bobo’ McDonald started off working...
  • House of Windsor to House of Glücksburg?

    by - Jun 29, 2013
    On July 17, 1917 HM King George V of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland changed the name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. With World War I raging at the time...
  • King Henry VIII is Crowned

    by - Jun 24, 2013
    Five hundred and four years ago today, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England in a ceremony of pomp and splendour at Westminster Abbey.   The coronation ceremony was performed by...