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Her Majesty's prime ministers

<![CDATA[In the second of this blog series, we will be taking a look at Queen Elizabeth II's second prime minister. He was prime minister from 6th April 1955 until 10th January 1957, and his name was Anthony Eden. Robert Anthony Eden was born on 12th June 1897 at Windlestone Hall in County Durham into a Conservative landed gentry family. His father was Sir William Eden and his mother Sybil…
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Book review of Ed West's 'A Century of Royalty'

<![CDATA[As the introduction states: “Under Queen Elizabeth II royalty has continued to adapt to the modern world, and despite some bad times, remains the strongest of British institutions”. In many ways, this sense of pride and admiration for the British monarchy is the overriding feeling you are presented with when reading this book. A Century of Royalty focuses on the past one…
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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…
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Review of episode two of The First Georgians: The German Kings who made Britain

<![CDATA[Following on from last week’s episode, which focused on the issues that the new Georgian dynasty faced with the ascendance of George I, in the second episode Dr Lucy Worsley continued with her investigation into the lives of the Hanovarian Kings and focused on George II and Queen Caroline, whom she calls her “favourite Queen”. Dr Lucy Worsley with a portrait of Queen…
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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: King George VI opens Festival of Britain

<![CDATA[On 3 May 1951 King George opened The Festival of Britain at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. The festival was coordinated to commemorate the centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851. It exhibited Britain's c past, present, and future contributions to society through the arts, science technology and industrial design. Crowds gathered as the Royal Family made…
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