The Invention of Afternoon Tea

Something often taken for granted is meal times. We are so used to having three meals a day that it can be hard to think of a time when this was not the case. Breakfast, lunch and dinner had been established in the 18th century to fit in with the working day, however lunch was... Continue Reading →

Anastasia Romanov

Full title: Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikoleavna of Russia Born: 18th June 1901, Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg Daughter of Tsar Nicolas II and Alexandra of Hesse Died: 17th July 1918, Yekaterinburg Burial: 17th July 1998, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg The youngest daughter to the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, Anastasia was born at a pivotal... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria’s Children: Prince Arthur

Full Name: Arthur William Patrick Albert Born: 1st May 1850 Married: Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia Died: 16th January 1942 Buried: Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore Arthur was born at Buckingham Palace in 1850, the  third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It has been suggest that he was his mother's favourite. Like... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Helena

  Full Name: Helena Augusta Victoria Born: 25th May 1846 Married: Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein Died: 9th June 1923 Buried: St George's Chapel, Windsor Princess Helena was born at Buckingham Palace the day after her mother's 27th Birthday. She was the third daughter and fifth child of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria and her labour... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria’s Children: Princess Vicky

Full Name: Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa Born: 21st November 1840 Married: German Emperor Frederick III of Prussia Died: 5th August 1901 Buried: Royal Mausoleum, Potsdam The first born child to Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, Vicky’s birth was an initial disappoint owing to her gender. Nevertheless, her upbringing did not reflect this as... 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 →

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