History

#OnThisDay in 1186 Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, son of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine died

Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, was the third surviving son of King Henry II of England and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. He died on September 19, 1186, predeceasing both his parents and two of his brothers. Geoffrey was born in September 1158. At the time of his birth, King Henry and Queen Eleanor were already parents to two sons, Henry and Richard, and a daughter, Matilda. Geoffrey was named…
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Pippa Middleton announces engagement to boyfriend James Matthews

Pippa Middleton – the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge – has confirmed her engagement to hedge fund manager James Matthews. The couple have been dating for about a year, and are planning to marry in 2017. The news broke after Pippa was photographed wearing a large diamond engagement ring earlier this morning. James and Pippa reportedly became engaged during a trip to the…
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History

#OnThisDay in 1377: King Richard II succeeds King Edward III

On June 21, 1377, ten-year-old Prince Richard of England succeeded his grandfather, King Edward III, to become King Richard II. At the time of his death, King Edward was 64 years old and had ruled England for half a century. Prince Richard was born in Bordeaux, in France, on January 6, 1367. He was the younger son of Edward, Prince of Wales, and Joan of Kent, and at the time of his birth, he was…
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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip meets homeless veteran who used to guard Buckingham Palace

Just days after being forced to withdraw from the Battle of Jutland commemorations due to medical reasons, the Duke of Edinburgh was on top form once again as he visited the Veterans Aid hostel in Limehouse earlier today. At the hostel, His Royal Highness met a resident who once guarded Buckingham Palace. Nathan Rooke is an Army Air Corps veteran, and was stationed at the Palace in 2009. He…
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