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King James VI became King James I of England in 1603, creating the personal union between the English and Scottish thrones. The British Monarchy was formed when King James VI of Scotland inherited the throne of England in 1603. Prior to that, Kings and Queens of England and Scotland had reigned separately....

For any new father, getting to know your baby is very important, but with only two weeks statutory paternity leave, it is hard for you to go back to work....

Prince Harry of Walesphoto credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks via photopin cc When I think about HRH Prince Harry of Wales, many different words come to mind;...

When the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William of Wales, the media spoke about her being a commoner. They were correct. Until her marriage she was...

Still waiting to meet the Prince or Princess of your dreams? While the Duke of Cambridge is off the list, there are plenty of other royals who have yet...

In the past year, I have read seven biographies on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Many of the these books contained the same stories, the same milestones...

Last night I went to see The Changeling Theatre’s adaptation of Richard III at Upnor Castle.  Whilst I was really looking forward to the production, I was also feeling ready to tut under my breath at the unrealistic representation of Richard III – a man I have come to feel has been mistreated by history and by Shakespeare in particular.  I was, therefore,...

It’s come up again. For those of you who aren’t aware, following a lot of big stories involving Kate’s name or title there often comes...

Good or Evil? Let us talk rather of shades of grey, for that is what all real people are made up of. And what is often forgotten is that, just like you...

This fourth blog in the series focuses on the joint married Monarchs, Queen Mary II and King William III. Queen Mary being the fifth Monarch of the House...