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Her Majesty's prime ministers

<![CDATA[Milk cost 2p a pint; meat and sugar were still rationed and the average house price was £1891. The year was 1952 and on the 6th February that year, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, ascended the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. 62 years later and our Queen is still going strong and, unbelievably, is on her twelfth prime minister. So here, in this series…
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Letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie sells for £25,000

<![CDATA[A letter written by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his cousin, King Louis XV of France, asking for his help in overthrowing the British Monarchy, was sold for £25,000 on Wednesday. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or the ‘Young…
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History Rewind: 'Wings' for The Duke of Edinburgh

<![CDATA[ On 4 May 1953, The Duke of Edinburgh received his wings. The Duke was awarded his pilot’s wings in a private ceremony that was held at Buckingham Palace. Air Chief Marshall Sir William Dickson, Chief of Air Staff, present The Prince with the award. Flight-Lieutenant Caryl Ramsay Gordon, Philip’s flying instructor, also was in attendance at the ceremony. He watched as the Duke…
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History Rewind: The Duchess of Windsor laid to rest

<![CDATA[ On 29 April 1986 The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson was buried alongside her husband, The Duke of Windsor at Frogmore in Windsor. The Duchess was buried in an English oak coffin that contained a silver inscribed plate stating, “Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, 1896-1986”. St George’s Chapel held the rather simple funeral mass. Flags were flown at half-staff but there was…
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Why did Henry VIII seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon?

<![CDATA[One of the most talked about issues in royal history, and British history in general, is the relationship of Henry VIII and his six wives. In 1525, after 18 years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon, daughter to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castille, the Spanish king and queen, Henry VIII began to seek an annulment of his marriage. This was not unheard of. In fact, the Pope…
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