History

  • The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers – Katherine of Aragon

    by - Aug 14, 2014
    “She could quite easily take the field, muster a great army, and wage against me a war as fierce as any her mother Isabella ever wages in Spain”. – Henry VIII Some readers may question why...
  • A Royalist’s guide to London: Hampton Court Palace

    by - Aug 14, 2014
    Following on from The Tower of London in my new ‘Royalists guide to London’ series, we move to another historic and Royally special site: Hampton Court Palace. This is a palace I have wanted to visit ever since my passion...
  • A Royalist’s guide to London: The Tower of London

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    London: capital of England, buzzing metropolis … and heaven for Royalists! I have been lucky enough to spend some time in London recently and have compiled ‘A Royalist’s guide to London‘ – including those places you...
  • The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers – Eleanor of Aquitaine

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    “Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak, you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.” – Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Mothers – They may have played a prominent role...
  • Military Monarchs: The Changing Face of the Monarchy

    by - Aug 6, 2014
    There were times when monarchs lead their men into war. Mounted on white chargers, banners snapping, armour clanking, trumpets trumpeting and shouts of war echoing across misty fields were common place for monarchs back in the...
  • History Rewind: The Act of Union 1800 is passed

    by - Aug 1, 2014
    In this country, you can barely walk anywhere at the moment without hearing the debate concerning whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom and become its own entity. It’s being discussed in pubs, and bars…(actually the...
  • The Royal Association: Off to the races… with The Queen’s pigeons

    by - Jul 27, 2014
    The Royal family is well-known for their love of animals. Today we take a look how pigeons play into a love for all creatures great and small as well as the occasional competition in the sport...
  • The Stuarts: James VI & I (part one)

    by - Jul 25, 2014
    In this new series, I will survey all of the Stuart Monarchs’ reigns chronologically, and hopefully display to you a dynasty with many a tale to tell, but that is often forgone by historians, in favour...
  • History Rewind – Mary I of England Marries Philip II of Spain

    by - Jul 25, 2014
    As we all know there are a lot of Mary’s in English history – possibly too many! For me, there’s one that stands out easily as the most memorable as her name lends itself to my favourite drink after...
  • History Rewind: The Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots

    by - Jul 24, 2014
    Today in 1567 Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son James. James would ultimately become King James I of England and VI of Scotland in 1603. To understand how this...