History

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a reception at London’s Watermen’s Hall on 27 March 2014 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Royal Watermen. One may forget that the Thames was the route of choice for travel for the Monarchy well into the middle of the 19th Century. The river...

Today in 1953 Queen Mary, The Queen’s grandmother, died peacefully in her sleep. She was 85 years old. At 11:15pm an announcement was posted outside...

From last week’s post, we continue with the accounts of Victoria’s attempted assassinations, covering her last 3 assailant’s stories,...

Tsar Nicholas II For 634 years, some form of monarchy had been in operation in Russia, first as the Principality of Moscow, then as the Tsardom of Russia,...

40 years ago today, Princess Anne and her then husband Captain Mark Phillips escaped a kidnap attempt during which four people were injured. The royal...

In recent years, there seems to have been a surfeit of books and documentaries presenting a very unjust image of Prince Albert as a dour and humourless...

More than 500 years after his death, British historians have identified an old royal bed which is thought to have belonged to the first of the Tudor monarchs,...

As Scotland considers its future as part of the United Kingdom, with a referendum on Scottish independence to be held in September 2014, a remarkable photographic...

Europe’s newest royal, Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland, shares her first name with one of Sweden’s most famous...

When a new portrait of the Queen is unveiled it joins a catalogue of work that began in 1933 when the seven year old Princess Elizabeth sat for Philip...