Blog Posts

  • The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England – Number Eight: King John

    by - Sep 2, 2013
    Number eight in the series of: “The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England” is non-other than King John. Known as John Lackland, King John was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of...
  • Visiting Clarence House – a look behind the scenes

    by - Sep 1, 2013
    When we made our visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace last week, we also went to see Clarence House, the London home of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of...
  • Royal quotes from the Anglesey Ring O’Fire Ultra Coastal Marathon

    by - Aug 31, 2013
    A stunning Duchess of Cambridge made a triumphant appearance on Friday amidst cheers of jubilation as she came out of maternity leave to join her proud husband, Prince William in Holyhead, at the launch of Anglesey’s...
  • Sovereign Coins: How Do They Relate To British Monarchs?

    by - Aug 30, 2013
    Known for being one of the most famous British coins, the gold sovereign is perhaps one of the most historically significant coins across the globe. Today, they are primarily used as bullion coins and are struck...
  • “Throwback Thursday” — Royal Wedding Reflections

    by - Aug 29, 2013
    I’m taking a break from my George series this week to focus on the all-important task of being a bridesmaid. My best friend is getting married this Saturday and has chosen me to be part of...
  • The Spanish Armada – Queen Elizabeth I’s Greatest and Only Success?

    by - Aug 28, 2013
    “I know I have the body of a weak, feeble Woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a King, and a King of England too” (Queen Elizabeth I to her troops at Tilbury) What...
  • The Queen’s Coronation Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

    by - Aug 27, 2013
    Last weekend, Karen Kilrow and I visited the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. I was looking forward to it, even though I had been some years before. What I was most looking forward to, however, was the...
  • It’s a Royal dogs life

    by - Aug 26, 2013
    When the first official family portraits of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George, were released last week, the family dog, Lupo, looking contented and relaxed in the glorious sunshine on the...
  • Princess Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg

    by - Aug 25, 2013
    On a spring day, April 14th 1857 the last of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s children was born.  The little princess’s baptism took place in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on the 16th June 1857,...
  • King George II: A Change from his Father

    by - Aug 24, 2013
    Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to the future King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, King...