History

  • 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...
  • 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...