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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Hanover?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. Today we look at a dynasty who arrived as outsiders and became the very fabric of British royalty. The House of Hanover Kings by accident…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of York?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. We look now at one of the most turbulent and tense times in English history as the Wars of the Roses reached end game and ask, what happened to…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Norman

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. We start with the Conqueror’s own dynasty and ask – what happened to the House of Norman? The House of Norman The dynasty had…
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Royal Relations: How Elizabeth II is linked to Harald V of Norway

In a new summer series, Royal Central looks at the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and the other monarchs of Europe. This time we look at the relationship between the British Queen and the King of Norway. There have always been close links between the Norwegian and British royal houses, all the way back to the Viking era when Norwegian kings also ruled over parts of what is today Britain.
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