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 →

George of Denmark

Full name:  George of Denmark and Norway, Duke of Cumberland Born: 2nd April 1653, Copenhagen Castle Son of  Frederick III of Denmark and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg Married Queen Anne of Great Britain, 1683 Died: 28th October 1708, Kensington Palace Buried: 13th November 1708, Westminster Abbey George is not well known in British history, despite... Continue Reading →

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 →

Catherine of Braganza

Born: 25th November 1638, Palace of Vila Viçosa, Portugal Daughter of King John IV of Portugal and Luisa de Guzmán Married: King Charles II, 21st May 1662, Portsmouth Died: 31st December 1705 Bemposta Palace, Lisbon Buried: Pantheon of the House of Braganza For all the Queen Consorts called Catherine, Catherine of Braganza is possibly the... Continue Reading →

Lady Jane Grey

Born: C. 1537 in either Leicester or London Daughter of Frances Brandon and Henry Grey Married: Lord Guildford Dudley, 1553 Durham House Died: 12th February 1554, Tower of London Buried: St Peter's Chapel, Tower Green. Lady Jane Grey has gone down in history as the shortest reigning monarch. No, not in height but in 'days... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth of York

  Born: 11th February 1466, Westminster Palace Daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville Married: Henry VII Died: 11th February 1503, Tower of London Buried: 24th February 1503, Westminster Abbey   If much is known about Elizabeth of York it most probably that she was the mother of Henry VIII and therefore the... 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 →

Lord Mountbatten

  Full Name: Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, birth name, Prince Louis of Battenburg Born: 25th June 1900, Frogmore House, Windsor Son of Prince Louis of Battenburg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and By Rhine Married: Edwina Ashley, 18th July 1922 Died: 27th August 1979, Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland Burried: Romsey Abbey, Hampshire Lord Mountbatten,... Continue Reading →

Mary I

    Born: 18th February 1516, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon Married: Philip of Spain, 1554 Reigned: July 1553 - November 1558 Died:17th November 1558, St James's Palace Buried: 14th December 1558, Westminster Abbey Mary I, Mary Tudor or 'Bloody Mary'; this Queen is world renowned. Much of... 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 →

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