A Quick Review of the Six Wives of Henry the 8th by Alison Weir

<![CDATA[ The Queen, the Lover, the Mother, the Outcast, the Victim and the Survivor; the six wives of Henry the 8th. Historian and Tudor expert Alison Weir brings to life these six remarkable women in her book titled The Six Wives of Henry the 8th. The book is divided into three main chapters. In the first, the reader is introduced to the ‘Princess from Spain’,  Catherine of…
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Victoria Arbiter: Living at Kensington Palace

<![CDATA[People often ask me what it was like living at Kensington Palace and, in the past, I’ve responded in a somewhat blasé fashion. However, the passage of time has given me the opportunity to appreciate what a truly unique experience it was. Much as the…

Preview of final episode of 'The Plantagenets'

<![CDATA[In the final episode of The Plantagenets, Professor Robert Bartlett reveals the events that led to the downfall of England’s longest ruling dynasty in the fifteenth century. The Death of Kings sees Professor Bartlett discuss the bloodiest decades of the Plantagenet’s history. Bartlett takes viewers through how family rivalries became so brutal that close relatives turned…
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'Glorious Georges' to open at Historic Royal Palaces

<![CDATA[The Georgian Era, known so because of the reign of four King Georges in succession, was one of the most significant eras in British royal history. Although the first king arrived from Germany and spoke almost no English, the Glorious Georges, as they are known, soon gained support from the people, and are popularly known even today. This year, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of…
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Preview of episode two of 'The Plantagenets'

<![CDATA[After the dramatic events of last week’s episode, Professor Robert Bartlett continues his investigation into England’s longest ruling dynasty in the second installment of this BBC Two series, The Plantagenets. Professor Bartlett discovers how the later…

Kings, Queens and Olympic dreams

<![CDATA[The Sochi Winter Olympics gave us plenty of glimpses of royal spectators but no royal competitors.  But past Games, both winter and summer, have seen their fair share of kings and queens going for gold with some achieving it.  Being royal at the Olympics…

Commonwealth eases ban on Fiji

<![CDATA[The Fijian flag that still includes the Union Jack is once again flying at the Commonwealth Secretariat gardens in London following an announcement from the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group which decided to ease but not lift the current ban on Fiji's status in the Commonwealth. This means that Fiji is eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Games. Fiji was suspended…
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