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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Plantagenet?

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 now reach the longest ruling dynasty of all, one that dominated England for centuries and ask – what happened to the House of…
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Elizabeth I's only surviving dress to go on show

She dressed to impress, using clothes and jewels as a way of establishing her power as she fought and succeeded in making monarchy a woman’s job and now what’s thought to be the only surviving gown worn by Elizabeth I is to go on display. The silver fabric that was once used by Gloriana herself will be on show at Hampton Court Palace from this autumn. The cloth in question spent…
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Learn to dress like a royal through free online course from the University of Glasgow

While the ‘Kate effect’ and ‘Meghan effect’ has fashionistas racing to their laptops every time the duchesses step out in a new ensemble, royal fashion lovers rejoice, as there is a new way to indulge in your passion. The University of Glasgow has collaborated with Historic Royal Palaces to develop a five-week online course and best of all it is free! The course, A History of Royal…
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GALLERY: Royals at the departure gate

It’s the starting point for many a summer break from the UK and this week, it gets a regal visitor. The Princess Royal is set to open the new terminal extension at London Luton, arriving at the departure gates at the height of holiday season. It will be the latest in a long line of official royal inaugurations for airports around the country. Grab your boarding pass and enjoy this trip to…
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