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Elizabeth I's only surviving dress to go on show

She dressed to impress, using clothes and jewels as a way of establishing her power as she fought and succeeded in making monarchy a woman’s job and now what’s thought to be the only surviving gown worn by Elizabeth I is to go on display. The silver fabric that was once used by Gloriana herself will be on show at Hampton Court Palace from this autumn. The cloth in question spent…
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A little-known royal plaque in Portsmouth

A plaque can be found in the garrison walls at Portsmouth at the location of the old ‘Sally Port’. Its patriotic inscription proclaimsthat “from this place naval heroes innumerable were embarked to fight their country’s battles” but that also, “near this…
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A Somerset church and the lost Palace of Whitehall

A fourteenth-century Anglican church in the Somerset parish of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge is not perhaps the place where you might expect to find several remnants from the lost Palace of Whitehall, the main London residence of England’s monarchs until 1698. A second fire destroyed most of Whitehall, with the exception of Inigo Jones’s magnificent neo-classical Palladian-style Banqueting…
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A monument that mentions a royal kiss

The sixteenth century late-GothicSint-Andrieskerk on the Augustijnenstraat in Antwerp preserves a monument with a quite extraordinary royal connection, for which reason many English visitors in particular, seek it out.In 1513,Augustine friars established a…
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Is The Queen about to appoint a backbench MP as Prime Minister?

Charlie Proctor explains why The Queen could soon be appointing her 15th Prime Minister, and it might not be one of the usual suspects. Boris Johnson has only been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two weeks, and in that time he has already broken a political record, not that it is an accolade he wanted to achieve. After only 11 days in office, the new PM lost a by-election faster than…
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Jeffrey Epstein found dead in prison cell

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has died in prison. According to the BBC, the disgraced financier killed himself in his Manhattan cell just a few hours after new court documents were opened. Epstein was facing federal sex trafficking charges in New York. His…
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A quick look at royal dogs

The British love of dogs is, of course, well established, the royal affection for them as faithful companions being no exception to the rule. Corgis officially entered the British Royal Family when George VI, then Duke of York, gave two corgis named Dookie and Jane to his…
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Princess Charlotte's moment of defiance is far from a royal first

Have a look at the photos on this page. For decades, royal children have been caught on camera acting like, well, children. The moment that Princess Charlotte stuck her tongue out while accompanying her parents to the King’s Cup in aid of eight of their charities and patronages has become a major talking point. But she’s actually just added another chapter to a royal story already filled with…
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