Prince John

Full name: John Charles Francis Born: 12th July 1905, York Cottage, Sandringham Son of King George V and Mary of Teck Died: 18th January 1919, Wood Farm, Sandringham Buried: St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham History has forgotten the youngest child of George V and Queen Mary, and would have been Uncle to our current Queen.... Continue Reading →

Matilda of Flanders

Born: c. 1031, Flanders Daughter of Count Baldwin of Flanders and his wife, Adela Married: William of Normandy (Conqueror) c. 1051 Reign as Queen Consort of England: 1066 - 1083 Died: 3rd November 1083, Normandy Burial: Abbey aux Dames, Normandy Queen Consort to William the Conqueror, Matilda's life was anything but ordinary. At only 16-years-old,... Continue Reading →

George II

Full name: George Augustus Born: 10th November 1683, Hanover, Germany Son of George I of Great Britain and Sophia Dorothea of Celle Married Caroline of Ansbach, 1705 Reign: June 1727 - October 1760 Death: 25th October 1760 Burial: 11th November 1760, Westminster Abbey George II was a king of lasts. He was the last British... Continue Reading →

Alfred the Great

Born: 848/49, Wantage, Berkshire Son of Æthelwulf, King of Wessex and Osburh Married Ealhswith, 868 Died: 26th October 899 Burial: Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, c.1100 To have gained a name like 'Alfred the Great', you have to have made a big impact during your life time, and Alfred certainly did. He was a natural leader... Continue Reading →

Princess Feodora of Leiningen

Full name: Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine Born: 7th December 1807, Amorbach, Bavaria Daughter of Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Married: Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 1828 Died: 23rd September 1872, Baden-Baden Many accounts of Queen Victoria imply she was an only child owing to her lonely childhood at Kensington... Continue Reading →

Anne of Bohemia

Born: 11th May 1366, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia Daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania Married: Richard II of England, 20th January 1382, Westminster Abbey Died: 7th June, 1394 Sheen Palace Burial: 3rd August, 1394, Westminster Abbey The death of Edward the Black Prince in 1376 greatly knocked the English monarchy.... Continue Reading →

Charles I

Born: 19th November 1600, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland Son of James VI of Scotland ( I of England 1603) and Anne of Denmark Married Henrietta Maria of France, 1625, Notre Dame, Paris Reigned: 27th March 1625 - 30 January 1649 Death: 30th January 1649, Whitehall, London. Burial: 9th Feb 1649, St George's Chapel Windsor The... Continue Reading →

Princess Charlotte of Wales

Full name: Charlotte Augusta Born: 7th January 1796, Carlton House London Daughter of George IV and Caroline of Brunswick Married: Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Died: 6th November 1817, Claremont House, Surrey Buried: 19th November 1817, St George's Chapel, Windsor Princess Charlotte has been forgotten in British royal history owing to her untimely death at only... Continue Reading →

St Andrew’s Day

St Andrew's Day has been celebrated in Scotland for centuries and more recently it has been marked as an official holiday on 30th November. According to the New Testament, Saint Andrew was a fisherman from Galilee and the brother of Saint Peter. They became the first of Jesus' disciples. Like Jesus, Andrew was martyr for... Continue Reading →

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