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‘Revolutions’ – Episode two of David Starkey’s ‘Music and Monarchy’

In the second episode of this series, Dr David Starkey will examine how the dramatic events of the seventeenth century reflected the music being created at the time. This century saw the succession of the Stuart monarchy, the bloody English Civil War, the execution of a monarch, mass religious conflict, and the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II. The fate of the monarchy was severely…
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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London. The Duchess was taken to the Lindo Wing in the early hours of Monday morning in what was termed ‘the early stages of labour’. Kate was…
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The Imminent Arrival of Baby Cambridge

Baby Cambridge‘s birthday has finally arrived, or at least let us hope so! Many of us “Anglogeeks” and our friends across the pond have being checking Twitter, BBC and the like feverishly the past week to hopefully find some little nugget of information that…
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Celebrating the birth of Royal Children

With The Duchess of Cambridge in labour and the world awaiting the birth of a new Prince of Princess, it would be fitting to look back at  how the entry of Royal children into the monarchy has been celebrated throughout history. In the medieval period, when the risk of giving birth was particularly high, the birth of a Royal baby was a time of both celebration and relief. Shortly after the…
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Kate taken to hospital in 'early stages of labour'

The Lindo Wing, where the eyes of the world will watch when the announcement is made that Kate has given birth. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital ‘in the early stages of labour’ She was admitted in the early hours of this…
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Conclusion of 'The Real White Queen and Her Rivals’

In the final episode of this enlightening series, Philippa Gregory concludes her analysis of the three women who were tied up in the Cousins’ War which dominated the fifteenth century. Gregory will look in depth at the lead up to the battle of Tewkesbury and how this battle determined the futures of Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. After learning about her father’s…
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Prince Philippe becomes King of the Belgians

The former Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant has now taken the oath for the throne of Belgium and has become King Philippe of the Belgians. The new King and Queen of the Belgians: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. His father, King Albert II, abdicated shortly before and due…
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Palace 'insist Kate will give birth in Lindo Wing'

The BBC’s Peter Hunt reported today that Palace Officials are stressing that the original plan of the Royal Baby being born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital still applies and that even though Kate is in Berkshire with the Middletons, she will still be taken to Paddington for the birth. The Lindo Wing, where the eyes of the world will watch when the announcement is made that Kate…
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