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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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VIDEO: Newly unearthed footage shows how the BBC broke the news of Lord Mountbatten's assasination​

Newly unearthed archive footage shows how the BBC interrupted normal broadcasting to break the news of Lord Mountbatten’s death 40 years ago. As it was a Bank Holiday Monday, the BBC was airing a special comedy double-bill featuring Bob Hope at the time the announcement was made. The decision was made to interrupt the programming to announce Lord Mountbatten’s death at around…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha?

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. At the start of the 20th century, a new name was carved into British royal history but its end came far sooner than anyone predicted. In our…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Tudor?

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 perhaps the best known of all the dynasties to claim the crown of England and ask, what happened to the House of Tudor? The…
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