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Royal Association: World Ballet Day – Royal Patronages

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Monarchy Rules: A look at George II

Most kings are born into regal families and grow up with the knowledge that someday they will rule over a country. However, when he was born in 1683, the future King George II was nothing more than the heir to the heir to a small German Duchy – a far cry from the…
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The October Kings

October is truly the king of all the autumn months as the leaves turn to gold and regal red and the fading sun adds a gentle sparkle to all it touches. And it’s marked the beginning of five royal roads that ended with a crown – although all five monarchs had very…
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Edward IV- Glorious Son of York: a review and interview with author Jeffrey James

A giant of a king, literally, standing in excess of six feet and three inches Edward reigned over what has to be described as one of the most pivotal and tempestuous times of medieval monarchy. If not the hardest fight to be and remain king, Edward was no stranger to the battlefield. In the eleven years between 1460 and 1471 he fought five major battles in the War of the Roses. Three of them…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at King George III

Through the passage of time, every important historical figure is identified by the mundane or significant events of their lives. Unfortunately, some of these facts may unfairly portray them in an unkind light and obscure other interesting and overlooked details that shaped their character and legacies. In the case of King George III, he is known for losing the American colonies and for going…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at William IV

William IV was the man who left his throne to Queen Victoria but he was king for just seven years and heir to the throne for only three years before that. And yet he holds the record, at the moment, as the oldest person ever to inherit the British crown.  William IV was a…
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Preview: Queen Victoria's Empire- The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa

Portrait photograph of Queen Victoria dressed for the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Albany. Coming up on September 22, Canada and the United States will be treated to an airing of Queen Victoria- The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa. Despite Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s lifestyle of tradition, the couple had a much livelier side. On such example is Victoria enjoyed the…
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