Blog Posts

  • The Widow of Windsor – A Queen in Mourning

    by - Jun 19, 2013
    She is our country’s longest serving monarch to date and after over 63 years on the British throne, some people may argue that Queen Victoria is our greatest example of a dutiful monarch. There could however...
  • A Review of The BBC’s The White Queen

    by - Jun 17, 2013
    Yesterday I posted a blog entitled ‘Who is the white Queen?’; today I am tempted to change that to ‘and who cares?’  Maybe that sounds bitter, but after looking forward to this series so much I...
  • Who is the White Queen?

    by - Jun 16, 2013
    If you enjoy historical fiction as much as me, I am sure that you will be looking forward to the BBC’s new programme ‘The White Queen’, starting tonight at 9pm, as much as I am. Based...
  • When is Enough, Enough?

    by - Jun 15, 2013
    When is enough, enough? I have repeated this question to myself over and over again the past couple days as I thought about the seemingly deteriorating health of a member of the British Royal Family. His...
  • Royal Island

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    I recently spent a week’s holiday on the Isle of Wight. Every time I visit, I always go to see Osborne, Queen Victoria’s seaside home, and other historical places often associated with royalty. It is in...
  • Duchess of Cambridge names ship before maternity leave

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge named a ship at the port of Southampton as ‘Royal Princess’. The ship, from the Princess Cruises fleet, is over 1000ft long and can carry 3600 guests. It has its...
  • The man who attempted to assassinate The Queen

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    The day is 13th June 1981, The Queen’s Birthday Parade is just getting underway and The Queen was riding on her horse Burmese to Horseguards’ Parade to begin the Troop. She was about to turn into...
  • Extraordinary Elizabethans

    by - Jun 12, 2013
    It seems that every King and Queen of this country has had their reign defined by an era. Whether it be Edwardian or Georgian to the great Victorian. Perhaps two of the greatest eras in our...
  • Henry Duke of Gloucester & Alice Duchess of Gloucester

    by - Jun 12, 2013
    Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the fourth child and third son of His Majesty King George V and Her Majesty Queen Mary, married Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott, the sixth child and the 3rd daughter of...
  • Who are the ‘senior royals’?

    by - Jun 11, 2013
    It has been subject of discussion recently who constitutes a senior member of the Royal Family. We thought we’d take to the blogs to explain who we think is a senior member of the Royal Family, and...