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Lady Jane Grey, England's Forgotten Queen: An interview with Dr Helen Castor (Part 2)

Today we continue with the final part of Chief Reporter Kristin Contino’s interview with historian, author, and BBC documentary presenter Dr Helen Castor (Read the first part of the interview here). Castor recently travelled to America to present lectures about Lady Jane Grey for the Royal Oak Foundation, the U.S. affiliate of the National Trust, as part of their renowned lecture series.
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Diana's visits to Pakistan

Pakistan held a special place in Diana, Princess of Wales’s heart, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will follow in her footsteps when they travel to the country this autumn. Ahead of the Cambridges’ tour in October, we’re taking a look at the visits made by Diana to Pakistan through the 1990s. Embed from Getty Images 1991: This visit marked an important milestone…
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Vienna to Versailles: Marie Antoinette's bridal journey

On 21 April 1770, a procession passed by the imperial summer palace of Schönbrunn, consisting of 21 state coaches, followed by 36 fine carriages, with a total of 450 horses and an accompanying personal suite of some 257 people. This was the beginning of a two and a half week journey for the future Marie Antoinette, already French Dauphine by proxy, from Vienna to Versailles. She was…
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Exploring Royal Scotland: Glamis Castle

As The Queen continues her traditional summer break at Balmoral, we’re taking a look at another Scottish castle with ties to the Royal Family. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret, and it also served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Chief Reporter Kristin Contino visited the castle this summer in her quest to uncover…
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