History

  • The tragic life of Queen Anne: the last Stuart monarch

    by - Jul 15, 2014
    Born on 6th February 1665, Anne is a Queen whose reign is often overshadowed by her female forbear Elizabeth I and one of her many successors, Queen Victoria. Both Elizabeth and Victoria reigned for longer than...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part two)

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    The second part of Edward VIII’s Behind the Royal door will cover the Abdication Crisis and his relationship with Mrs Wallis Simpson. You can read about Edward’s early life in the first section of Behind the Royal door: Edward...
  • History Rewind: Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen of England

    by - Jul 10, 2014
    On 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey became Queen of England after the death of the 14-year-old King Edward VI. Born in 1537, Jane was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII, making her a Tudor through her...
  • Number 1… Fire! – A guide to royal gun salutes

    by - Jul 10, 2014
    A Royal Gun Salute indicates a special royal occasion. Salutes are fired from specific locations in London and other official places in the United Kingdom. Military saluting stations are London, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Cardiff and...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part one)

    by - Jul 7, 2014
    This instalment of Behind the Royal door will look at the life of The Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, later The Duke of Windsor. Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David was born in 1894 at Richmond Park to the...
  • Royal Heritage: Pevensey Castle

    by - Jul 7, 2014
    The ruins of the medieval castle at Pevensey remain in one corner of a Roman fort, which was at one time a peninsula surrounded by the sea and salt marshes. The Roman fort, known as Anderida,...
  • New Findings about Richard III – Remains Reexamined

    by - Jul 3, 2014
    Although Shakespeare credited King Richard III with being a hunchback —and thus identified him with an evil creature who could murder his two nephews to gain the throne—new studies are calling this a mistake. Being one of Duchess...
  • Lucy Worsley’s ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe,’ an interview with Royal Central

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, English historian, author and TV presenter. Dr Worsley and I recently discussed her upcoming series: ‘Tales From the Royal Wardrobe’ which will air on BBC Four...
  • Behind the Royal door: Princess Margaret

    by - Jun 22, 2014
    This edition of ‘Behind the Royal door’ will look into the life of The Queen’s late sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She led a colourful life in the public eye and was generally considered the more carefree,...
  • History Rewind: Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

    by - Jun 22, 2014
    On the 22nd of June 1897 a massive celebration took place to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. This would be the first time the term ‘Diamond Jubilee’ would be used to honour a 60th...