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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. At the start of the 20th century, a new name was carved into British royal history but its end came far sooner than anyone predicted. In our…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Tudor?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. We now reach perhaps the best known of all the dynasties to claim the crown of England and ask, what happened to the House of Tudor? The…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Norman

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. We start with the Conqueror’s own dynasty and ask – what happened to the House of Norman? The House of Norman The dynasty had…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at James II

James was not born to be a King. He was the third, but second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, born on 14 October 1633. Though he was styled as Duke of York from birth, he was not formally created so until 1643. His father was executed on 30 January 1649 but…
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Monarchy Rules: A look at George II

Most Kings are born into regal families and grow up with the knowledge that someday they will rule over a country. However, when he was born in 1683, the future King George II was nothing more than the heir to the heir to a small German Duchy. Such a far cry from the throne of England where he would one day sit. George Augustus was born on 10th November 1683, in Hanover, Germany, making him the…
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