Elizabeth, Last Empress of India

For many people, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother represented the very heart of Britain. Her steadfastness and dedication to Britain during the Second World War largely defines her legacy. However, she was also the Last Empress of India. Early Life Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the youngest daughter and second youngest child of a Scottish nobleman, Claude Bowes-Lyon and Cecelia…
Read more

Six the Musical to debut on Broadway

Welcome to the show, to the Histo-remix- the six queens of Henry VIII are taking over Broadway. Tudor history will be taking centre stage on 13 February 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York with Six the Musical making its Broadway debut. Six the Musical…

The Controversial King: The Rise of George IV

On 29 January 1820, George IV ascended the throne to become the King of Great Britain. The oldest child of King George III and Queen Charlotte, George IV is remembered for his role as Regent and style setter rather than his reign as King.  George IV’s lasting legacy…
InsightThe Sussexes

A Canadian Perspective on the Sussex News

Canada has been in the news for a number of reasons lately. Globally, we have come to the forefront, though, as the new possible home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  When the news of their potential departure from the Royal Family was released last week, the couple mentioned North America. Given that they had just spent a six-week vacation in Canada, it seemed a logical conclusion.
Read more
The Cambridges

Up close with royal fashion: Kate's wedding lace

The Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding dress is one of the most celebrated royal wedding dresses of modern history. When she emerged from that Rolls-Royce Phantom with her father, the world immediately rushed to find any information possible about the dress. And although the dress was dissected by royal watchers and media alike, some elements drew more attention than others. In particular…
Read more

The Many Mistresses of King Edward VII

King Edward VII’s reign was relatively short, lasting from January 1901 to 1910. Although he is often cited as the (now) second longest serving Prince of Wales, Edward was infamously known for his love life rather than his time as king. He had several notable mistresses…

When Charles I prorogued Parliament

With the date for Brexit currently set on 31 October 2019, the UK Parliament is fast running out of time to debate all of the options. However, on 28 August, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked The Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks until 14 October. When MPs…

The Illegitimate Royals: James, Duke of Monmouth

Many royal illegitimate children are kept out of sight in a quiet country house. However, James Scott, Duke of Monmouth was quite opposite – he was a popular and well-known royal offspring who stayed in the spotlight for much of his life.  Born to King Charles II and Lucy Walter on 9 April 1649 in Rotterdam, he was originally called James Fitzroy (Fitz being a common surname for…
Read more