#OnThisDay in 1002 King Æthelred II Ordered the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Brice’s Day Massacre
At the order of King Æthelred II, dubbed “Unræd” or “Ill-counselled” (and later misinterpreted, not inappropriately, as “Unready”), the Danish population...13th November 2016
#OnThisDay in 1093 the Battle of Alnwick took place
On the 13th of November, 1093 the Scottish army of King Malcolm III went up against Robert de Mowbray, Earl of...13th November 2016
#OnThisDay in 1953 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, died.
Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine died on this day in 1953. She was the third child and third daughter...11th November 2016
Royal Dukedoms: Duke of York
Held by eleven noted – and often notorious – male royals over the past 500 years, the Duke of York title...11th November 2016
#OnThisDay in 1768 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom was born as the daughter of George III & Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
The sixth child and a sibling to Princess Sophia, HRH Princess Augusta was born on this day. Patronage tradition was still...8th November 2016
Royal Dukedoms: Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Though there have been many Dukes of Kent through history, only one of them had the combined title Duke of Kent...7th November 2016
Royal Jewels in Focus: Queen Elizabeth II’s Brazilian Aquamarine Parure
As the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II owns an extensive collection of jewels, however not all belong to her specifically. The collection...3rd November 2016
#OnThisDay in 1777 Princess Sophia was born as the daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
It’s known to history that the daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on this day in...2nd November 2016
The Angevin Empire
The Angevin Empire The pinnacle of Anglo-Norman England, the Angevin Empire was a mighty realm whose reach stretched across all of...1st November 2016
Royal Burials: St George’s Chapel
Governed by the Dean and Canons of Westminster, St George’s Chapel is the official place of worship at Windsor Castle. With...31st October 2016