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When Charles I prorogued Parliament

With the date for Brexit currently set on 31 October 2019, the UK Parliament is fast running out of time to debate all of the options. However, on 28 August, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked The Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks until 14 October. When MPs return then, there will be a new Queen’s Speech, outlining the new domestic agenda. The Queen has agreed to suspend…
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Monarchy Rules: A Look at Charles II

Charles, son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France on 29 May 1630 in St James’s Palace. He became The Prince of Wales at the age of eight but was never formally invested with honours of his position. Charles was twelve when the English Civil War broke out between the Cavaliers and the Puritans. After the war was lost and his father Charles I was executed, young Charles went into exile and…
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Royal Connections: City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth comes from the Old English Portesm?ða, which translates to: “mouth of the harbour called Portus.” It was a city founded in the year 1180 by John of Gisors, a Norman lord. Before that, it was known to have been a Saxon fort called Portus Adurni in the…