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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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