William IV

  Full name: William Henry Born: 21st August 1765, Buckingham House (Now Buckingham Palace) Son of George III and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Married: Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, 1818 Died: 20th June 1837, Windsor Castle Burial: St George's Chapel, Windsor, 8th July 1837 William was the third son of George III and therefore not expected to... Continue Reading →

Edward VIII

  Full name: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David (Prince of Wales 1911- 1936, King of England 1936, Duke of Windsor 1936 - 1972) Born: 23rd June 1894, White Lodge, Richmond Park Son of George V and Mary of Teck Married: Wallis Simpson (born Bessie Wallis Warfield) 1937 - his death Died: 28th May... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Margaret Beaufort

Born: 31st May 1443 Died: 29th June 1509 Margaret was the daughter and heir of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt a son of Edward III. As a child of nobility she was like many girls of her time, used politically and for advantageous marriages. During her life, Margaret would... Continue Reading →

Prince George of Cambridge

  Full Name: George Alexander Louis Born: 22nd July 2013 Son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Residence: Kensington Palace, London & Anmer Hall, Norfolk. George is the first child and son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and therefore the future King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Beatrice

Full Name: Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore Born: 14th April 1857 Married: Prince Henry of Battenberg Died: 26th October 1944 Burial: St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham Princess Beatrice was the fifth daughter and ninth and final child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As the youngest child, she was affectionately known as ‘Baby’ in the family and... Continue Reading →

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