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 →

Mary, Queen of Scots

Name: Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots Born: 8th December 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise Married: (1) Francis II of France, (2) Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, (3) James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell Reigned: 14th December 1542 - 24th July 1567 Son: James VI... Continue Reading →

The White Ship Tragedy

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Medieval Titanic’, the sinking of the White ship on 25th November 1120, was a major event in English history. This was due to the important members onboard this ship, most notably the heir to Henry I of England, William the Ætheling.  ‘Ætheling’ is an Anglo-Saxon term that means eligible to... Continue Reading →

Henrietta Maria

Born: 25th November 1609, Louvre Palace, Paris Daughter of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici Married: Charles I of England, 1625 Queen Consort of England, 1625 - 1649 Died: 10th September 1669, Château de Colombes, France Buried: Basilica of Saint Denis, 13th September 1669 Henrietta Maria was born the daughter of a King,... Continue Reading →

Prince John

Full name: John Charles Francis Born: 12th July 1905, York Cottage, Sandringham Son of King George V and Mary of Teck Died: 18th January 1919, Wood Farm, Sandringham Buried: St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham History has forgotten the youngest child of George V and Queen Mary, and would have been Uncle to our current Queen.... Continue Reading →

Matilda of Flanders

Born: c. 1031, Flanders Daughter of Count Baldwin of Flanders and his wife, Adela Married: William of Normandy (Conqueror) c. 1051 Reign as Queen Consort of England: 1066 - 1083 Died: 3rd November 1083, Normandy Burial: Abbey aux Dames, Normandy Queen Consort to William the Conqueror, Matilda's life was anything but ordinary. At only 16-years-old,... 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 →

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