Arthur, Prince of Wales

Full Name: Arthur Tudor Born: 19/20 September 1486, Winchester Cathedral Priory Son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Married: Katherine of Aragon, 14th November 1501, St Paul's Cathedral Died: 2nd April 1502, Ludlow Castle Burial: Worcester Cathedral, 25th April 1502 After the tumultuous Wars of the Roses had culminated with Henry Tudor victorious on... Continue Reading →

James I of England (VI of Scotland)

    Full Name: James Charles Stuart Born: 19th June 1566, Edinburgh Castle Son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley Married: Anne of Denmark, 1589 Reigned: 24th July 1567 (Scotland) 24th March 1603 (England & Ireland) Died: 27th March 1625, Theobalds House, England Buried: 7th May 1625, Westminster Abbey Young King... Continue Reading →

The Princes in the Tower

One of the most intriguing mysteries in royal history is what happened to the Princes in the Tower. The two boys were Edward and Richard, the only sons of King Edward IV and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. Edward, the elder of the two was the direct heir to throne, however his ease to gaining the... Continue Reading →

Caroline of Ansbach

Full name: Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline Born: 1st March 1683 Daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach. Married: George II Tenue: 11 June 1727 – 20 November 1737 Died: 20th November 1727, St James Palace Burial: 17th December 1727, Westminster Abbey Caroline of Ansbach was one of many Consorts that... Continue Reading →

Mary, Queen of Scots

Name: Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots Born: 8th December 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise Married: (1) Francis II of France, (2) Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, (3) James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell Reigned: 14th December 1542 - 24th July 1567 Son: James VI... Continue Reading →

Henry the Young King

Born: 28th February 1155, London Son of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine Married: Margaret of France Reigned: 14th June 1170 - 11th June 1183 Died: 11th June 1183, Castle of Martel, France Henry the Young King was not a usual king. This was because he was crowned while his father,... Continue Reading →

The White Ship Tragedy

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Medieval Titanic’, the sinking of the White ship on 25th November 1120, was a major event in English history. This was due to the important members onboard this ship, most notably the heir to Henry I of England, William the Ætheling.  ‘Ætheling’ is an Anglo-Saxon term that means eligible to... Continue Reading →

The Last Duke of Clarence

Name: George Plantagenet Born: 21 October 1449, Dublin Castle, Ireland Son of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville Brother of Edward IV and Richard III Married: Isabel Neville, 11th July 1469, Calais Died: 18th February 1478, Tower of London Buried: 25th February 1478, Tewkesbury Abbey To start, let us clarify why this is referring to George... Continue Reading →

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