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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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The Week in Royal History: a story of kings

The royal diary is filling up after the summer break and autumn is bringing its own fair share of fresh stories all about the past. Royal history continues to fascinate and dominate with an eternally controversial king leading the way this week. Here’s Royal Central’s round up of the best history stories from the past week. The Face of a King He is one of history’s most…
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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…
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The big royal wedding anniversaries of 2019

While all anniversaries are special to the couple involved, some get far more attention than others. The biggies, the landmarks, the ones ending in a 5 or a zero usually get everyone reminiscing and that’s never more true than with a royal wedding. In 2019, regal…
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Rare Edward VII love gifts stolen from historic castle

Romantic gifts from a king to the ancestress of a future queen consort have been stolen from the stately home where they were on show. Rare keepsakes made from gold and precious stones and presented by King Edward VII to his last mistress, Alice Keppel, have been taken from Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire by thieves. The items, which include a golden Faberge cigarette case, a blue enamel…
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Mary, Queen of Scots' hiding place could become a wedding venue

She is among the most romantic of all royals and now the tranquil spot where she tried to escape her dramatic fate could be part of modern love stories. The castle where Mary, Queen of Scots hid in an attempt to evade capture and begin a new quest for power could become a wedding venue. Workington Hall in Cumbria became the queen’s refuge in 1568 as she fled from Scotland. Mary had been…
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