History

  • The Windsors in the Willows: Tree Planting and the Royals

    by - Apr 24, 2014
    Often seen at royal engagements across the world is the ceremonial tree planting. The simple act of adding a shovel-full of soil onto the planted sapling, and then having a photo, often wraps-up the day’s events,...
  • Why did Henry VIII seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon?

    by - Apr 21, 2014
    One of the most talked about issues in royal history, and British history in general, is the relationship of Henry VIII and his six wives. In 1525, after 18 years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon,...
  • Sydney readies for another historical Royal visit

    by - Apr 14, 2014
    Since 1867, fifty visits to Australia have occurred by members of the Royal Family. Of those 50 visits, only six transpired before 1954. Queen Elizabeth II is the only reigning monarch of Australia to have visited...
  • Royal Heritage: Corfe Castle

    by - Apr 13, 2014
    Above Corfe village sits the ruin of Corfe Castle. The Castle was constructed during William the Conqueror’s reign as a way to manage travel through the Purbeck Hills. Before the construction of Corfe the area contained...
  • A Quick Review of the Six Wives of Henry the 8th by Alison Weir

    by - Apr 4, 2014
    The Queen, the Lover, the Mother, the Outcast, the Victim and the Survivor; the six wives of Henry the 8th. Historian and Tudor expert Alison Weir brings to life these six remarkable women in her book...
  • History Rewind: Windsor gems sell for record price

    by - Apr 3, 2014
    On 3 April 1987 the late Duchess of Windsor’s jewellery fetched £31m ($50m) at auction in Switzerland. This was six times the expected figure projected the collection would garner. It was said that 1,000 bidders and...
  • History Rewind: The Queen Mother Dies

    by - Mar 30, 2014
    On this day in 2002, The Queen Mother died peacefully at 1:15pm in her sleep at the Royal Lodge, Windsor. She was 101. Her Majesty was with her mother when passed away. The BBC reported that...
  • Royal Heritage: Fotheringhay Castle

    by - Mar 29, 2014
    Royal Heritage will discuss the castles, cathedrals, homes, abbeys, gardens and historic sites that have Royal significance, historical background and other bits found along the way. Join us on this journey through the UK. Fotheringhay Castle...
  • The Queen paid tribute to the eyewitnesses of history

    by - Mar 28, 2014
    They are the men who have been on hand at some of the most pivotal moments in royal history. Among their number are those who took King John to sign the Magna Carta, or who carried...
  • The Queen’s never given a press interview… but she’s certainly come close!

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    Despite the worldwide media attention she has received during her 62-year reign, there is one thing for which The Queen is famous in both in press circles and the wider world – that is the fact...