History

  • The man who attempted to assassinate The Queen

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    The day is 13th June 1981, The Queen’s Birthday Parade is just getting underway and The Queen was riding on her horse Burmese to Horseguards’ Parade to begin the Troop. She was about to turn into...
  • The Coronation – as watched on television

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    On 2nd June 1953, a remarkable young woman was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Aged just 27, Elizabeth II had been born at the time of the 1926 general strike, had seen the 1936 Abdication Crisis first...
  • Tell Me More About… The Coronation

    by - May 30, 2013
    With the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen’s coronation on Sunday 2nd June, let’s find out more about the event itself. June was chosen as it was the month thought most likely to be warm and sunny....
  • Britain In 1953

    by - May 24, 2013
    We live very differently now, to how people did in 1953. To get us thinking about the coronation as it was then, here are a few facts about the country and how people lived sixty years...
  • Audley End – The Ex-Royal Palace With Many Personalities

    by - Apr 13, 2013
    The British Monarchy has some wonderful royal palaces and houses, but there are many more great houses around the country that have once been ‘Royal’. Audley End in Essex is one such house. Now run by...
  • Princess Grace of Monaco – The Actress Who Lived Her Greatest Ever Role (Part 3)

    by - Apr 3, 2013
    Even 30 years after her death, Princess Grace of Monaco, otherwise known as the actress Grace Kelly, is as much admired and revered by many as she was in her lifetime. Her life was short (she...
  • Princess Grace of Monaco – The Actress Who Lived Her Greatest Ever Role (Part 2)

    by - Mar 27, 2013
    Even 30 years after her death, Princess Grace of Monaco, otherwise known as the actress Grace Kelly, is as much admired and revered by many as she was in her lifetime. Her life was short (she...
  • Princess Grace of Monaco – The Actress Who Lived Her Greatest Ever Role

    by - Mar 20, 2013
    Even 30 years after her death, Princess Grace of Monaco, otherwise known as the actress Grace Kelly, is as much admired and revered by many as she was in her lifetime. ...Read More
  • Charlotte, The Forgotten Princess

    by - Mar 15, 2013
    A short history of the life of one of Britain's most popular princesses. ...Read More
  • “The Queen’s War” – Queen Elizabeth II During WW2

    by - Feb 10, 2013
    The Queen was 13 when World War II broke out on 3rd September 1939, and was staying at Balmoral in Scotland with her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later to be the Queen Mother)...