Blog Posts

  • 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...
  • A Royal Foundation of philanthropy and service

    by - May 29, 2013
    The Royal Family is dedicated to supporting charities around the world. In fact, many of their overseas trips and UK visits are in support of the charities they have chosen to support. They take part in...
  • A Review Of The Last days Of Anne Boleyn – BBC 2 Thursday

    by - May 29, 2013
    Anne Boleyn’s swift and dramatic fall of 1536 is a subject that causes much debate.  Why did the woman the King gave up so much for and waited seven years to possess, last less than three...
  • Camilla Proves She Could Be Queen Yet

    by - May 28, 2013
    She is the wife of the future King of the United Kingdom and 15 other countries and future (probable) head of the Commonwealth and the second highest ranking woman in the realm, yet for some reason...
  • What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Royal Baby

    by - May 27, 2013
    With the much anticipated birth of the first child of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drawing ever nearer, excitement across Britain and the rest of the world is mounting.  But, what can...
  • Our Queen: Regal vs. Rural

    by - May 25, 2013
    Photos have been published today of the Queen dressed in full Order of the Thistle regalia, standing alone in a remote part of her Balmoral estate. The picture, seen in the Daily Mail, sees the monarch...