Prince Philip

    Full name: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (born, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) Born: 10th June 1921, Mon Repos, Corfu, Kingdom of Greece Son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenburg Married: Queen Elizabeth II, 1947 in Westminster Abbey Being a consort to the monarch has always... Continue Reading →

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Edward VI

  Born: 12th October 1537, Hampton Court Palace Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour Reigned: 1547- 1553 Died: 6th July 1553, Greenwich Palace Buried: 8th August 1553, Westminster Abbey The only legitimate son of Henry VIII, Edward automatically became his rightful heir from birth.  His life began tragically with his mother, Jane Seymour's death... Continue Reading →

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Henry V

  Born: 16th September 1386, Monmouth Castle Son of Henry IV and Mary de Bohun Reigned: 1413 - 1422 Married: Catherine of Valois, 1420 Died: 31st August 1422, Vincennes, France Burial: Westminster Abbey, 7th November 1422 The King made famous by Shakespeare, Henry V is world renowned as a Warrior King, who defeated the French... Continue Reading →

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Lord Mountbatten

  Full Name: Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, birth name, Prince Louis of Battenburg Born: 25th June 1900, Frogmore House, Windsor Son of Prince Louis of Battenburg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and By Rhine Married: Edwina Ashley, 18th July 1922 Died: 27th August 1979, Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland Burried: Romsey Abbey, Hampshire Lord Mountbatten,... Continue Reading →

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Mary I

    Born: 18th February 1516, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon Married: Philip of Spain, 1554 Reigned: July 1553 - November 1558 Died:17th November 1558, St James's Palace Buried: 14th December 1558, Westminster Abbey Mary I, Mary Tudor or 'Bloody Mary'; this Queen is world renowned. Much of... Continue Reading →

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Anastasia Romanov

Full title: Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikoleavna of Russia Born: 18th June 1901, Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg Daughter of Tsar Nicolas II and Alexandra of Hesse Died: 17th July 1918, Yekaterinburg Burial: 17th July 1998, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg The youngest daughter to the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, Anastasia was born at a pivotal... Continue Reading →

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George I

Full Name: George Louis Born: 28th May 1660, Hanover Son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick- Luneburg and Sophia of Palatinate Married: Sophia Dorothea of Celle Reigned: 1714 - 1727 Died: 11th June 1727, Schloss Osnabruck Buried: Leineschloss, Hanover. George's connection to the English throne was through his mother, Sophia as she was once of... Continue Reading →

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Queen Elizabeth II

Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Born: 21st April 1926, Mayfair London Daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Married: Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh Reigned: 1952 - present   Princess Elizabeth was born in London in 1926. Upon her birth she was 3rd in line to the throne, however never expected to... Continue Reading →

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Margaret Beaufort

Born: 31st May 1443 Died: 29th June 1509 Margaret was the daughter and heir of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt a son of Edward III. As a child of nobility she was like many girls of her time, used politically and for advantageous marriages. During her life, Margaret would... Continue Reading →

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Prince Louis of Cambridge

    Full Name: Louis Arthur Charles Born: 23rd April 2018 Son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Residence: Kensington Palace, London and Anmer Hall, Norfolk There is not a lot to say about this little Prince as he is only 9 months old! But he has made a few... Continue Reading →

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Full Name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Born: 2nd May 2015 Daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Residence: Kensington Palace, London and Anmer Hall, Norfolk Princess Charlotte was born on the morning of 2nd May 2015 at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington. She weighed 8lbs 3oz, slightly lighter than her elder... Continue Reading →

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Prince George of Cambridge

  Full Name: George Alexander Louis Born: 22nd July 2013 Son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Residence: Kensington Palace, London & Anmer Hall, Norfolk. George is the first child and son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and therefore the future King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Beatrice

Full Name: Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore Born: 14th April 1857 Married: Prince Henry of Battenberg Died: 26th October 1944 Burial: St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham Princess Beatrice was the fifth daughter and ninth and final child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As the youngest child, she was affectionately known as ‘Baby’ in the family and... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Prince Leopold

    Full Name: Leopold George Duncan Albert Born: 7th April 1853 Married: Princess Helena of Waldeck and Prymont Died: 28th March 1884 Buried: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Prince Leopold was born at Buckingham Palace on 7th April. He was the youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and named after the mutual... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Prince Arthur

Full Name: Arthur William Patrick Albert Born: 1st May 1850 Married: Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia Died: 16th January 1942 Buried: Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore Arthur was born at Buckingham Palace in 1850, the  third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It has been suggest that he was his mother's favourite. Like... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Louise

Full Name: Louisa Caroline Alberta Born: 18th March 1848 Married: John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll Died: 3rd December 1939 Buried: Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore Princess Louise was born at Buckingham Palace, the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was Christened Louisa Caroline Alberta, however was always known as... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Helena

  Full Name: Helena Augusta Victoria Born: 25th May 1846 Married: Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein Died: 9th June 1923 Buried: St George's Chapel, Windsor Princess Helena was born at Buckingham Palace the day after her mother's 27th Birthday. She was the third daughter and fifth child of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria and her labour... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Prince Alfred

Full Name: Alfred Ernest Albert Born: 6th August 1844 Married: Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia Died: 30th July 1900 Buried: Royal Mausoleum, Coburg Alfred was born in 1844 at Windsor Castle. Upon his birth, he became 2nd in line to the British throne right behind his elder brother Bertie and remained there until 1864... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Alice

  Full Name: Alice Maud Mary Born: 25th April 1843 Married: Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse Died: 14th December 1878 Buried: Grand Ducal Mausoleum, Rosenhöhe The third child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Alice's birth prompted the royals to buy a new home for their expanding family. Osborne House on the Isle of... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Edward VII

  Full Name: Albert Edward Born: 9th November 1841 Married: Alexandra of Denmark Died: 6th May 1910 Buried: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle The first son and therefore the heir to the throne, Albert Edward, known as Bertie was born less than a year after his sister Vicky. His choice of name was after his... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Vicky

Full Name: Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa Born: 21st November 1840 Married: German Emperor Frederick III of Prussia Died: 5th August 1901 Buried: Royal Mausoleum, Potsdam The first born child to Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, Vicky’s birth was an initial disappoint owing to her gender. Nevertheless, her upbringing did not reflect this as... Continue Reading →

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Windsor Series: Mary of Teck

Born: 26th May 1867, Kensington Palace Daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge Married: George V, 6th July 1893 Chapel Royal St. James's Palace Died: 24th March 1953, Marlborough House The grandmother to our current Queen and a personal favourite of Queen Victoria, Mary of Teck spanned two Queen's reigns.... Continue Reading →

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Windsor Series: Queen Mother

Born: 4th August 1900, birth location not known but possibly Westminster or Hertfordshire Daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Cecelia Cavendish-Bentinck Married: Prince Albert (later George VI) April 1923 Died: 30th March 2002, Royal Lodge at Windsor Queen Elizabeth, more commonly known as the Queen Mother was the 9th of... Continue Reading →

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Windsor Series: George VI

Born: 14th December 1895, York Cottage, Norfolk Son of George V and Mary of Teck Married: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923 Died: 6th February 1952, Sandringham House Norfolk George VI (born Albert Frederick Arthur George, known to the family as Bertie) was born during his great-grandmother Queen Victoria's reign. At this time Britain held a vast Empire... Continue Reading →

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Windsor Series: Princess Margaret

Born: 21st August, 1930, Glamis Castle, Scotland Daughter of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Married: Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1960 - 1978 (divorced) Died: 9th February 2002, Marylebone London Princess Margaret Rose was born during her Grandfather, George V's reign. She was the youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York - the King's second son... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Henry VIII

Born: 28th June 1491, Greenwich Palace Son of Henry Tudor (Henry VII) and Elizabeth of York Married: 1) Katherine of Aragon, 1509 - 1533, 2) Anne Boleyn, 1533 - 1536, 3) Jane Seymour, 1536 - 1537, 4) Anne of Cleves, 1540, 5) Catherine Howard, 1540 - 1542, 6) Katherine Parr, 1543 - 1547. Died: 28th... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Katherine Parr

  Born: 1512, Blackfriars Daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green Married: 1) Sir Edward Burgh, 1529 - d. 1533, 2) John Neville, 1534 - d. 1543, 3) Henry VIII, 1543 - d. 1547,  4) Thomas Seymour, 1547 - 1548 (her death) Died: 5th September 1548, Sudeley Castle The final wife of Henry VIII and the... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Catherine Howard

Born: c. 1523, Lambeth Daughter of Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpepper Married: Henry VIII, 1540 - 1542 (Her death) Died: 13th February 1542, Tower Hill The first cousin of the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII, Catherine faced the same demise at the chopping block on Tower Hill. Her life was short lived, estimated to... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Anne of Cleves

Born: 22nd September 1515, Holy Roman Empire Daughter of John III, Duke of Cleves and Maria of Jülich- Berg Married: Henry VIII of England, 6th January 1540 - 9th July 1540 (annulled) Died: 16th July 1557 Anne of Cleves is the wife of Henry who has intrigued me the most. The three wives before her... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Jane Seymour

  Born: 1508, possibly Wolf Hall Daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth Married: Henry VIII 30th May 1536 - October 1537 (Her death) Died: 24th October 1537, Hampton Court Palace Jane Seymour has often been perceived as the favourite Queen of Henry VIII. After all she provided the King with his much desired... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Anne Boleyn

Born: July 1501, Blickling Hall Norfolk. Daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard Married: Henry VIII, 1533 until her death in 1536 Died: 19th May 1536 Tower Hill Contemporary accounts of Anne Boleyn’s childhood have not be retained and historians have debated over many aspects of her early life including her birthday, location of birth... Continue Reading →

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Tudor Series: Katherine of Aragon

  Born: 16th December 1485, Castile Daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Married: 1st Arthur, Prince of Wales (1501-1502), 2nd Henry VIII (m 1509 annulled 1533) Died: 7th January 1536, Kimbolton Castle The first wife of Henry VIII. Katherine was brought to England as a bride for Henry's elder brother Arthur in... Continue Reading →

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia, 1864 – 1918

Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia was how she became more commonly known, however she was born as Princess Elizabeth of Hesse and by Rhine. Her mother was Princess Alice, the third child of Queen Victoria and her father was Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. Both her parents died young, her mother in particular was... Continue Reading →

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On This Day…2

The state funeral of Queen Victoria took place 117 years ago today on 2nd of February 1901 in Windsor. it had been 64 years since the last burial of a monarch and this was particularly momentous as Victoria had been the longest- reigning monarch in British history. The Queen died on 22nd January at Osborne House on... Continue Reading →

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On This Day…

On this day 160 years ago in 1858, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter Princess Vicky married the Crown Prince of Prussia, Frederick. Their wedding took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Place in London, with the extended families on both sides in attendance. This marriage had been skillfully arranged by Albert... Continue Reading →

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The Weekly Monarch .5

Louis XVI Full name: Louis Auguste de France Born: 23rd August, 1754 at Versailles Son of Louis Dauphin of France and Maria Josepha of Saxony Reigned: 10th May 1774 - 10th August 1793 (executed 21st January 1793) This post is late...I know, I've had a very busy week, so therefore I'm making this one a... Continue Reading →

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Henry VII

Henry VII Full Name: Henry Tudor Born: 28th January 1457, Pembroke Castle Son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort Reigned: 22nd August 1485 - 21st April 1509 The Tudors. This name stimulates images of Henry VIII standing impressively in regal robes. You probably know which painting I am describing. If not, simply google Henry VIII... Continue Reading →

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Windsor Series: George V

George V Full Name: George Frederick Ernest Albert Born: 3rd June 1865 Son of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark Reigned: 1910 - 1936 Hobby: Stamp Collecting (he took this very seriously) The Grandson of Queen Victoria, who was not meant to be king, grew up in the strict and proper society emerging in Britain in... Continue Reading →

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Charles II

King Charles II Born: 29th May 1630, St James' Palace Son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria Reigned: 1660 - 1685 "The King who brought back Partying!" My favourite King. This may surprise some people as his reputation has not always been the best. Womaniser is the main derogatory noun used to describe him, owing... Continue Reading →

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Full Name: Alexandrina Victoria Born: 24th May 1819, Kensington Palace Daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria Saxe-Coburg Reigned: 1837 - 1901 Until Sept 2015, she had been the longest reigning English Monarch. Having been on the throne for 63 years she had not only seen the vast changes of the Industrial... Continue Reading →

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