The Cambridges

The Duchess of Cambridge hands out shamrocks on St Patrick's Day

The Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Prince William, kicked off the St Patrick’s Day celebrations with Irish Guards at the annual parade in London. The event took place at the base of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. The Duchess, who is expecting her third child next month, wore a dark green Catherine Walker coat and a Gina Foster headpiece, which she first wore in 2014. Her Catherine Walker…
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FeaturesHistory

The end of the House of Bonaparte

In order to know how a story ends, it is indispensable to understand the essence of how it began. The years leading up to the French Revolution were tumultuous. Deep in a financial crisis, King Louis XVI and his advisors attempted to implement a taxation system, which was…
Prince Charles and Camilla

The Prince of Wales - a biography of his life

Since the thirteenth century, the title of Prince of Wales has been given to the heir apparent, which in this case is now Prince Charles. A little over ten years after his birth, on 26 July 1958, Her Majesty The Queen’s first-born son Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales. Charles is currently the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, a position he has held since…
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Opinion

My Favourite Monarch: Henry VIII

<![CDATA[Choosing a monarch that has impacted my quest to become a historian was quite easy. There was no other leader that affected me more than Henry VIII, and did so for many reasons. The early modern period was full of great leaders, but Henry VIII created a legacy for himself that has stood the test of time. Furthermore, he was the father of Elizabeth and Mary, both of whom contributed to…
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FeaturesHistory

The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers - Cecily Neville

<![CDATA[Our journey of influential queen mothers continues with Cecily Neville, the mother of two King’s of England. Cecily was born in 1415 with royal lineage that linked her to John of Gaunt, King Henry IV and Edward III of England. By the age of nine she was betrothed to Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, whom she married five years later. Cecily’s journey to motherhood began in…
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