Royal History

  • New book explores the Queen’s love of corgis

    by - Sep 17, 2013
    Royal biographer Brian Hoey has authored many books that take an interesting behind the scenes look at the Royal family and household. His newest publication takes a more in-depth look into a topic he has covered previously: the...
  • Dame Judi Dench supports a York burial for Richard III

    by - Sep 16, 2013
    Dame Judi Dench is asking for public support for Richard III’s remains to be returned from the University of Leicester in order to be buried in York. Dench, who was born in York and has also...
  • Duke of Windsor letter reveals Royal Family rift

    by - Sep 9, 2013
    In a newly revealed candid letter written after the 1936 Abdication Crisis, the Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII, allegedly reveals how the Royal Family warned him to stay away from England. The letter, which was...
  • King Richard III suffered with roundworm

    by - Sep 4, 2013
    A team of experts have concluded that Richard III who was found buried in Leicester last year, suffered with a roundworm infection. In a soil sample taken from the pelvis of the King, scientists found many...
  • Richard III’s relatives halt plans to bury King in Leicester

    by - Aug 16, 2013
    Relatives of King Richard III, whose body was found in a Leicester council car park last year, have won the right to challenge the decision to bury him in Leicester in High Court proceedings. The Plantagenet...
  • Who was the Town Crier Tony Appleton?

    by - Jul 27, 2013
    Shortly before the birth of Prince George was announced, the town crier Tony Appleton took it upon himself to tell the world the Duchess of Cambridge had delivered a boy. In full pomp and splendour, he...
  • Special Coronation exhibition to open at Buckingham Palace

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    For the first time since Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation, dress, jewelry and artifacts used during the day is to be displayed at a special exhibition for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace. “The Queen’s Coronation...
  • New evidence shows Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, planned to return to UK to be Elizabeth’s Regent

    by - Jun 1, 2013
    It is remembered as one of the most sordid events in the history of the British Monarchy, the day Edward VIII renounced his duty to marry his divorced lover Wallis Simpson. When Edward abdicated in 1936,...
  • 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....
  • Edward VIII ‘Was Bugged By Government’ During 1936 Abdication Crisis

    by - May 23, 2013
    King Edward VIII is remembered as the King who gave up his crown for love. In 1936, after less than 12 months on the throne after acceding after the death of his father earlier in the...