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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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Diana, Princess of Wales's last official letter to be auctioned

<![CDATA[The last letter written and signed by hand by the late Princess of Wales  is set to go under the hammer this Monday, the 28th of April. “Dear Dilys,” begins the letter, which is addressed to Dilys Cheetham, a fellow humanitarian campaigner from North Yorkshire who was hijacked by armed paramilitaries. Written on paper bearing the official Kensington Palace letterhead…
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Edward and Sophie set to swap HRHs for 'His/Her Grace' next month

<![CDATA[The Earl and Countess of Wessex are set for a week of engagements in Scotland during mid-May as Prince Edward attends the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly from 16th-24th May. During this time, he and his wife will swap their ‘HRHs’ for the higher style of His and Her Grace, as Prince Edward takes up his appointment as Lord High Commissioner to the General…
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