History

  • 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...
  • The Queen and the Royal Watermen, 800 years of royal history to be celebrated

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a reception at London’s Watermen’s Hall on 27 March 2014 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Royal Watermen. One may forget that the Thames was the...
  • History Rewind: Queen Mary dies after illness

    by - Mar 24, 2014
    Today in 1953 Queen Mary, The Queen’s grandmother, died peacefully in her sleep. She was 85 years old. At 11:15pm an announcement was posted outside Marlborough House announcing her death. According to The Yorkshire Post from...
  • Regicide: how Queen Victoria survived SEVEN assassination attempts (Part Two)

    by - Mar 23, 2014
    From last week’s post, we continue with the accounts of Victoria’s attempted assassinations, covering her last 3 assailant’s stories, as well as a few others that got rather close to Victoria… Victoria faced the most assassination...
  • 97 years since the fall of Imperial Russia

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    For 634 years, some form of monarchy had been in operation in Russia, first as the Principality of Moscow, then as the Tsardom of Russia, and more recently, the Russian Empire with some of the most...
  • History Rewind: 40 years ago today, Princess Anne kidnap attempt foiled

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    40 years ago today, Princess Anne and her then husband Captain Mark Phillips escaped a kidnap attempt during which four people were injured. The royal couple was returning to Buckingham Palace along The Mall when their...
  • Prince Albert – A truly remarkable man

    by - Mar 15, 2014
    In recent years, there seems to have been a surfeit of books and documentaries presenting a very unjust image of Prince Albert as a dour and humourless man, driven by a desire for power, and with...