Blog Posts

  • ‘Fallen In Love’ – A Review

    by - Jun 3, 2013
    This is a play that follows the fate of Anne Boleyn and her brother George from the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 to their executions for treason in 1536.  Written by Joanna Carrick and...
  • How the Coronation’s telecast changed the monarchy

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    Shortly after 12.30pm in Westminster Abbey, on June 2, 1953, the Archbishop of Canterbury raised St Edward’s Crown high above the head of the young Queen Elizabeth II, seated in King Edward’s Chair. The Archbishop held...
  • Coronation Admiration

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    As somebody who was not around at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, in fact somebody who was born nearly 40 years after her accession, it was amazing to watch today the whole...
  • The Coronation – as watched on television

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    On 2nd June 1953, a remarkable young woman was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Aged just 27, Elizabeth II had been born at the time of the 1926 general strike, had seen the 1936 Abdication Crisis first...
  • Wild speculation involved in what Royals might wear to Westminster Coronation Celebration

    by - Jun 1, 2013
    The royal family will be attending the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. This is the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has been to a service in Westminster Abbey since her wedding day and...
  • The Winter King – a review BBC Thursday 9pm

    by - May 31, 2013
    After enjoying Thomas Penn’s book on Henry VII, Winter King, I was very much looking forward to watching him present a programme of the same name.  I have to say it began well with Penn’s introduction...
  • A Right Royal Attack

    by - May 31, 2013
    On 13th June 1981 came the annual tradition of celebrating a Monarch’s birthday, Trooping the Colour. It was up to a point going as smoothly and as happily as the previous thirty had gone. The change...
  • An Apology to Camilla — Say What?!?

    by - May 30, 2013
    I preface this blog post with this: I grew up in a household that read the tabloid magazines. Not only did we read the magazines, we were taught to believe most of what we read. Strange,...
  • Tell Me More About… The Coronation

    by - May 30, 2013
    With the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen’s coronation on Sunday 2nd June, let’s find out more about the event itself. June was chosen as it was the month thought most likely to be warm and sunny....
  • 1977 Or 2012? A Jubilee Year Like No Other.

    by - May 29, 2013
    Queen Elizabeth II’s first big jubilee came about in 1977 when she, along with the entire country, celebrated her 25th year on the throne. It was a celebration like no other the country had seen before...