HistoryOpinion

The First King George

In Dublin, a marker stands with King George’s name Although my name prediction for Baby Cambridge was Arthur, I cannot say I was overly shocked that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their new-born son George. Because of his birth, I have started to dig deeper into the royal history behind the name. I always knew that George was a historically significant name (there are six Kings with…
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History

The Defence of Richard III Part 3 - To Kill A King

On 21st May 1471, 17 days after Tewkesbury, King Henry VI died in the Tower of London. On that same day King Edward IV returned to London in triumph. The White Queen showed us one version of this event, but it did not sit well with the source material available. The…
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Anne Neville - The Bad Queen?

Like millions of others last night, I was an avid view of the BBC 1 adaptation of ‘The White Queen’, the reason I choose now to blog on the programme is because of the way Anne Neville was portrayed in last night’s episode. For some unknown reason I never believed Anne Neville to be so uncaring and quite frankly nasty. So I decided to take a look at the life and times of Anne…
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OtherPalaces & Buildings

Royal baby footman leaves the country

Badar Azim who recently displayed Prince George’s birth announcement on the easel has left the UK. On the evening Prince George’s birth was announced, his face was spread across the globe but now Badar Azim, the footman who placed the birth announcement on the easel, has left the country. According to a insider, Azim’s visa had run out just days after he placed the announcement…
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State & Ceremonial

Australian Governors-General now 'The Honourable'

Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce – Governor-General of Australia Governors-General have acted as the personal representative of the Sovereign in Commonwealth realms for generations and day-to-day carry out a number of duties both official and ceremonial to fulfil this position act as a direct connection from the realm in particular to the reigning monarch in England. By doing so…
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