History

Dame Judi Dench is asking for public support for Richard III’s remains to be returned from the University of Leicester in order to be buried in York. Dench, who was born in York and has also portrayed Queen Victoria and Elizabeth I in film, shares somewhat of a kinship, if you will, with the Royal...

We have seen so far how Shakespeare has collated various rumours and fabrications to construct a villain in his King Richard III who is a murderer, cold...

There were a few naughty chaps and a distinct lady that are part of this offshoot of the “Naughty Nine” series. History sometimes glosses...

A team of experts have concluded that Richard III who was found buried in Leicester last year, suffered with a roundworm infection. In a soil sample taken...

Number eight in the series of: “The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England” is non-other than King John. Known as John Lackland,...

On a spring day, April 14th 1857 the last of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s children was born.  The little princess’s baptism took place...

Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. A bust of King George II Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to...

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,...

King Stephen and Queen Matilda This is the first in a series of nine monarchs who by history’s accounts were deemed badly behaved. One may disagree with...

Queen Victoria is the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, reigning for around 63 and a half years. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reign...