Elizabeth of York

  Born: 11th February 1466, Westminster Palace Daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville Married: Henry VII Died: 11th February 1503, Tower of London Buried: 24th February 1503, Westminster Abbey   If much is known about Elizabeth of York it most probably that she was the mother of Henry VIII and therefore the... Continue Reading →

Murder of Thomas Becket

    Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury when he was murdered inside Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. He was born in London in 1120 to wealthy parents as his father was a successful merchant. This meant he received a good education at Merton Priory, before he went to Paris to further study. Through his... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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