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 →

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 →

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 →

Queen Elizabeth II

Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Born: 21st April 1926, Mayfair London Daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Married: Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh Reigned: 1952 - present   Princess Elizabeth was born in London in 1926. Upon her birth she was 3rd in line to the throne, however never expected to... Continue Reading →

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 →

On This Day…2

The state funeral of Queen Victoria took place 117 years ago today on 2nd of February 1901 in Windsor. it had been 64 years since the last burial of a monarch and this was particularly momentous as Victoria had been the longest- reigning monarch in British history. The Queen died on 22nd January at Osborne House on... 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 →

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