Royal History

  • The Stuarts: James VI & I (part two)

    by - Sep 26, 2014
    In part one of James I & VI’s biography, we ended discussing Parliamentary relations, so we shall continue from that point. James called his first Parliament fairly quickly, in 1604. The Parliament sat for 7 years; initially,...
  • Canterbury Panel commemorating 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta completed

    by - Sep 16, 2014
    The Canterbury panel of the twelve panel Magna Carta embroidery project, commemorating the sealing of Magna Carta 800 years ago has been completed. Royal School of Needlework member Rhoda Nevins was commissioned by Runnymede Borough Council...
  • Mark your calendars for Her Majesty: September 2015

    by - Sep 9, 2014
    Exactly a year from today, Her Majesty The Queen will become the longest reigning British monarch in history, God willing. She will surpass the record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who ruled for nearly 64...
  • Auction to showcase Duchess of Windsor diamonds

    by - Sep 3, 2014
    A pair of diamond jewels owned by Her Grace The Duchess of Windsor is set to steal the show when they go on sale at auction later this month. Expected to fetch between £5,000 and £10,000...
  • Manuscript by Mary, Queen of Scots up for sale

    by - Aug 31, 2014
    A very rare piece of history will take centre stage at an American auction on 18th September as a manuscript that was signed by Mary, Queen of Scots before her execution is being put up for...
  • The Day Diana Died: Royal Central shares their memories

    by - Aug 31, 2014
    Saturday in Chicago by Cindy Stockman It was early Saturday evening and I tuned into NPR (National Public Radio) to catch the BBC news. What I thought was a normal evening of listening to the news...
  • Royal Wedding cake slice sells for $1,375

    by - Aug 29, 2014
    It was the wedding that captured the hearts of millions and now, 33 years later, a piece of the wedding cake of The Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer has sold at a US auction house...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: Banqueting House

    by - Aug 25, 2014
    The Banqueting House, which is located across from Horse Guards Parade, is the only complete building of Whitehall Palace which still exists, and acted as the sovereign’s primary home from 1530 until the reign of William...
  • History Rewind: The Battle of Bosworth

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    The Battle of Bosworth, which was fought on 22nd August 1485, is one of England’s defining battles as it resulted in the end of Richard III’s reign and led to Henry Tudor becoming King Henry VII. This...
  • Elizabeth I to visit Cambridge

    by - Aug 21, 2014
    No, the title of this article is definitely not wrong. Queen Elizabeth I will be making an appearance in Cambridge. Of course it will not be the real ‘Virgin Queen’, as she died over 400 years...