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 →

Tudor Series: Anne Boleyn

Born: July 1501, Blickling Hall Norfolk. Daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard Married: Henry VIII, 1533 until her death in 1536 Died: 19th May 1536 Tower Hill Contemporary accounts of Anne Boleyn’s childhood have not be retained and historians have debated over many aspects of her early life including her birthday, location of birth... Continue Reading →

On This Day…

On this day 160 years ago in 1858, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter Princess Vicky married the Crown Prince of Prussia, Frederick. Their wedding took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Place in London, with the extended families on both sides in attendance. This marriage had been skillfully arranged by Albert... Continue Reading →

Henry VII

Henry VII Full Name: Henry Tudor Born: 28th January 1457, Pembroke Castle Son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort Reigned: 22nd August 1485 - 21st April 1509 The Tudors. This name stimulates images of Henry VIII standing impressively in regal robes. You probably know which painting I am describing. If not, simply google Henry VIII... Continue Reading →

Windsor Series: George V

George V Full Name: George Frederick Ernest Albert Born: 3rd June 1865 Son of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark Reigned: 1910 - 1936 Hobby: Stamp Collecting (he took this very seriously) The Grandson of Queen Victoria, who was not meant to be king, grew up in the strict and proper society emerging in Britain in... Continue Reading →

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