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  • Richard III community appeal continues

    by - Jan 13, 2015
    A community appeal that was launched in November last year to raise money for the reinterment of King Richard III has managed to raise £11,000 of the £2.5 million required for the reburial of the former...
  • Notable Names: John Brown

    by - Jan 12, 2015
    If one were to search the grounds of Balmoral Castle, they would eventually come across the statue of John Brown, constructed by Edgar Boehm on the orders of Queen Victoria. He was one of Victoria’s closest...
  • Notable Names: Lady Jane Rochford

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    Lady Jane is a sad figure from history whose true story will never be known. Married to Anne Boleyn’s brother in 1526, she served as a Lady of the Bedchamber for four of King Henry the...
  • King Henry VIII’s headboard is London bound

    by - Dec 30, 2014
    A beautiful headboard from the bed of King Henry VIII and his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, is currently on its way to London, where it will feature in a pop-up exhibition at Bonhams. The headboard was originally...
  • Emergency repairs to Henry VIII’s Otford Palace to be considered by council

    by - Dec 23, 2014
    Sevenoaks District Council is currently in talks about what can be done to help preserve and repair the Tudor palace at Otford. The council technically owns the Grade I building, and is in the search for...
  • Drawings from the “madness” of George III discovered

    by - Dec 22, 2014
    The British Library’s Topographical Collection of King George III recently discovered a priceless drawing sketched by King George III himself. George III reigned from 1760-1820 and the Topographical Collection, culled from The King’s library, contains approximately...
  • Notable Names: Richard Neville – The Kingmaker

    by - Dec 22, 2014
    The Wars of the Roses were the most devastating dynastic wars that England has ever seen. Fought between the Houses of York and Lancaster, they featured some of the most cleverly engineered battles in history. Advisers...
  • Notable Names: Sir Alan Lascelles

    by - Dec 15, 2014
    Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles was born on 11 April 1887 at Sutton Waldron House in Dorset. He was the sixth and youngest child, and only surviving son, of Commander Frederick Canning Lascelles. Lascelles was also the...
  • Notable Names- Abigail Masham

    by - Dec 8, 2014
    As we continue our look at ‘Notable Names’, its my turn and for my piece I have chosen to take a look at Abigail Masham, Keeper of the Privy Purse from 1711-1714 during the reign of...
  • Tickets for Richard III reburial to be balloted for public

    by - Dec 8, 2014
    Two hundred members of the public will be able to attend the re-interment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral next March, it has been announced. A total of around 600 people are expected to turn...