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 →

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 →

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I in her coronation robes, patterned with Tudor Roses, c. 1600. Born: 7th September 1533, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Reigned: 17th November 1558 - 24th March 1603 Died: 24th March 1603, Richmond Palace Surrey Buried: Westminster Abbey, 28th April 1603 Elizabeth I can be argued as the... Continue Reading →

Richard the Lionheart

Richard I Born: 8th September 1157, Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England Son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Married: Berengaria of Navarre, 1191, Chapel of St. George at Limassol, Cyprus Reign: 1189-1199 Died: 6th April 1199, Châlus, Duchy of Aquitaine King Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart owing to his military prowess and success in... Continue Reading →

George of Denmark

Full name:  George of Denmark and Norway, Duke of Cumberland Born: 2nd April 1653, Copenhagen Castle Son of  Frederick III of Denmark and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg Married Queen Anne of Great Britain, 1683 Died: 28th October 1708, Kensington Palace Buried: 13th November 1708, Westminster Abbey George is not well known in British history, despite... Continue Reading →

William IV

  Full name: William Henry Born: 21st August 1765, Buckingham House (Now Buckingham Palace) Son of George III and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Married: Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, 1818 Died: 20th June 1837, Windsor Castle Burial: St George's Chapel, Windsor, 8th July 1837 William was the third son of George III and therefore not expected to... Continue Reading →

Edward VIII

  Full name: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David (Prince of Wales 1911- 1936, King of England 1936, Duke of Windsor 1936 - 1972) Born: 23rd June 1894, White Lodge, Richmond Park Son of George V and Mary of Teck Married: Wallis Simpson (born Bessie Wallis Warfield) 1937 - his death Died: 28th May... Continue Reading →

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