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The Week in Royal History: Queen Victoria rules

As summer approaches, Queen Victoria is the royal everyone is talking about. Even the descendant who supplanted her as longest reigning monarch in British history has been following in her famous footsteps in the past few days as the woman who changed our concept of royalty forever takes centre stage in one of the biggest royal exhibitions of the year. Even Victoria herself might be amused.
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One Year On: Revisiting the Reburial of Richard III

On Thursday 26 March 2015, the reburial of King Richard III took place at Leicester Cathedral. One year on, the city of Leicester has chosen to mark this historic day with a special programme of commemorative events taking place at the Cathedral, Guildhall, St. Martin’s House and Leicester Market. The programme will include a reflective ceremony celebrated twelve months to the day, with the…
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The story of the Princes in the Tower

The mystery surrounding the fate of young brothers, Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York is still one that stands today. Many believe that the boys were murdered and continue to haunt rooms in the Bloody Tower. The Bloody Tower is also home to the…
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Edward IV- Glorious Son of York: a review and interview with author Jeffrey James

A giant of a king, literally, standing in excess of six feet and three inches Edward reigned over what has to be described as one of the most pivotal and tempestuous times of medieval monarchy. If not the hardest fight to be and remain king, Edward was no stranger to the battlefield. In the eleven years between 1460 and 1471 he fought five major battles in the War of the Roses. Three of them…
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The Defence of King Richard III Part 4 - Bosworth, Shakespeare & That Horse

On 22nd August 1485 King Richard III led a thunderous charge of cavalry across the field at the Battle of Bosworth in an attempt to crush Henry Tudor, the invader who laid claim to Richard’s throne. Unlike the presentation given by The White Queen, it was not a dozen men in half their armour with no helmets on scrapping in a snow dusted forest. Upwards of 15,000 men took the field that day and…
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