The Coronation of William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror, also known as William the Brutal or William of Normandy was crowned King of England on Christmas Day in 1066. How William, an illegitimate Prince from France became king of England by the age of 38 was rather remarkable. But also showed his brutality and determination to succeed. After winning the final... Continue Reading →

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Full name: Edward Augustus Born: 2 November 1767, Buckingham House, London Son of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Married: Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, m. 1818 Died: 23 January 1820, Sidmouth, Enlgand Burial: 12 February 1820, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Edward is not generally remembered in royal history. As the fifth child, and fourth... Continue Reading →

The Gunpowder Plot

'Remember, Remember the 5th of November' On 5th November 1605, a plot was discovered involving a group of religious zealots to blow up the Houses of Parliament and in doing so, assassinate the King. The group was led by Robert Catesby who was a devout Roman Catholic. During the reign of Elizabeth I, life for... Continue Reading →

Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine

Full name: Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldine Born: 24 May 1874, New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire Daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine Died: 16 November 1878, New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire Buried: Neues Mausoleum Rosenhöhe Park,... Continue Reading →

Arthur, Prince of Wales

Full Name: Arthur Tudor Born: 19/20 September 1486, Winchester Cathedral Priory Son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Married: Katherine of Aragon, 14th November 1501, St Paul's Cathedral Died: 2nd April 1502, Ludlow Castle Burial: Worcester Cathedral, 25th April 1502 After the tumultuous Wars of the Roses had culminated with Henry Tudor victorious on... Continue Reading →

James I of England (VI of Scotland)

    Full Name: James Charles Stuart Born: 19th June 1566, Edinburgh Castle Son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley Married: Anne of Denmark, 1589 Reigned: 24th July 1567 (Scotland) 24th March 1603 (England & Ireland) Died: 27th March 1625, Theobalds House, England Buried: 7th May 1625, Westminster Abbey Young King... Continue Reading →

The Princes in the Tower

One of the most intriguing mysteries in royal history is what happened to the Princes in the Tower. The two boys were Edward and Richard, the only sons of King Edward IV and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. Edward, the elder of the two was the direct heir to throne, however his ease to gaining the... Continue Reading →

The Last Duke of Clarence

Name: George Plantagenet Born: 21 October 1449, Dublin Castle, Ireland Son of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville Brother of Edward IV and Richard III Married: Isabel Neville, 11th July 1469, Calais Died: 18th February 1478, Tower of London Buried: 25th February 1478, Tewkesbury Abbey To start, let us clarify why this is referring to George... Continue Reading →

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