Royal History

When you think of the Victorian era, you often think of Dickensian London, with its back-alleys, opium dens, brothels, corrupt aristocrats and shady characters. Perhaps there is some truth in this perception, Dickens being a social commentator of the age; this image is also reflected in the fact that Queen...

Professor Robert Bartlett delves into the complex world of the early Plantagenets in episode one In this new BBC Two three-part documentary series, Professor...

Tragedy on the slopes in 1988 for Prince Charles and some friends. Today in 1988, The Prince of Wales by a hair’s breadth dodged death whilst skiing...

In 1714, after the death of Queen Anne, George Ludwig, Elector of Hanover, ascended the throne of England as King George I, the first monarch of the House...

After historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb revealed the background leading up to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s courtship in the first episode of this series,...

The BBC Culture Show Special The Lost Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie, which aired Saturday 22nd February, featured the discovery of the long-lost portrait...

Was it lust and infatuation for Anne that led Henry to break with the Church? Or were there more political intentions than one might think? In the new...

It has been revealed that the DNA of the skeleton belonging to Richard III is to sequenced. This could potentially uncover details about the last Plantagenet...

Good cousins and friends – Tsar Nicholas II and King George V This BBC Two documentary series, which aired earlier this week on Wednesday and Thursday...

It appears that the remains of King Alfred The Great, or those of his son Edward the Elder, have been found in a forgotten storage box in a museum. King...