Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Full name: Edward Augustus Born: 2 November 1767, Buckingham House, London Son of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Married: Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, m. 1818 Died: 23 January 1820, Sidmouth, Enlgand Burial: 12 February 1820, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Edward is not generally remembered in royal history. As the fifth child, and fourth... Continue Reading →

The Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen

The Queen's funeral took place 11 days after her passing on the 19th September 2022. She had been spending her summer in her Scottish highlands home of Balmoral Castle when she died which meant her coffin needed to be brought back to London. Once in the Capital she spent four days lying-in-state in Westminster Hall,... Continue Reading →

Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine

Full name: Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldine Born: 24 May 1874, New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire Daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine Died: 16 November 1878, New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire Buried: Neues Mausoleum Rosenhöhe Park,... Continue Reading →

Arthur, Prince of Wales

Full Name: Arthur Tudor Born: 19/20 September 1486, Winchester Cathedral Priory Son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Married: Katherine of Aragon, 14th November 1501, St Paul's Cathedral Died: 2nd April 1502, Ludlow Castle Burial: Worcester Cathedral, 25th April 1502 After the tumultuous Wars of the Roses had culminated with Henry Tudor victorious on... Continue Reading →

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 →

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