History

We often hear that the Queen is a cousin of various European monarchs. Her Majesty is related to them because of her great great grandmother Queen Victoria and the marriages made by her children and grandchildren. Here, we take a look at each of Victoria’s nine children and examine who their descendants...

It is often claimed that the Anglo-Saxons did not have queens. Instead, Matilda of Flanders, the wife of William the Conqueror is credited with being the...

Ghosts of wives and lovers, hauntings from scorned staff, frightful sounds, creaks and coughs. This is not a new film at the cinema or a book: These are...

With Halloween on our doorstep, Royal Central has a look into the supposedly most-haunted house in the country: the aptly named Chillingham Castle. Once...

I was very fortunate this week to receive an e-mail from Mark Oglesby, bringing an error in our blog on Princess Mary to my attention.  How was this fortunate...

Prince George of Cambridge will follow in a long line of royal babies when he is christened on Wednesday. As a deliberate nod to this tradition, he will...

Old portrait of an aging Queen Elizabeth I gets a second look. A rare portrait from 1593 of Queen Elizabeth I is on display at The Museum of the Albemarle...

On the evening of 18 March 978 Edward, the teenaged king of England, set out on horseback for Corfe in Dorset, intending to visit his half-brother, Ethelred,...

The penultimate part in this series of blogs focuses on the last King and penultimate Monarch of the House of Hanover, King William IV. William was born...

Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire is going to go under an extreme makeover: castle edition! The project will cost close to £20 million and will be completed...