History

  • 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...
  • History Rewind: The Death of William IV and Victoria becomes Queen

    by - Jun 20, 2014
    King William IV had one dying wish and that was to see the anniversary of Waterloo on 18 June. Two days later on 20 June 1837, The King died around two in the morning at Windsor...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

    by - Jun 16, 2014
    Welcome to the first in the series covering the history, treasures and other bits and bobs of the Historic Royal Palaces. Join me on the journey as we visit more than just buildings, but the sights...
  • Royal Heritage: Highclere Castle

    by - Jun 15, 2014
    Highclere Castle is located in England’s southern county of Berkshire. The castle is the seat of the Earl of Carnarvon and has been owned by the Herbert family since 1679. The history of the estate may...
  • History Rewind: Magna Carta is sealed

    by - Jun 15, 2014
    In 1215 insurgent Baron Leaders trooped on London where they were greeted by a swelling crowd of defectors from John’s royalist followers. The demands of this group would soon turn into the most pivotal document in...
  • Hyde Park – Henry VIII’s hunting grounds

    by - Jun 14, 2014
    King Henry VIII was one of the more famous kings, having had six wives, becoming the father of three of England’s most well-known monarchs, and greatly improving England’s Navy. What most people don’t know, however, is...
  • History Rewind: The Queen shot at during Trooping the Colour

    by - Jun 13, 2014
    On 13 June 1981 a 17-year-old man was arrested for shooting a replica gun at The Queen as she rode past crowds on horseback. Marcus Serjeant aimed a pistol directly at Her Majesty as she made...
  • History Rewind: The Queen’s Silver Jubilee

    by - Jun 7, 2014
    More than one million people crowded the streets of London to watch the Royal Family make their way to St Paul’s at the start of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations on 7 June 1977. In spite...