Windsor Series: George VI

Born: 14th December 1895, York Cottage, Norfolk Son of George V and Mary of Teck Married: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923 Died: 6th February 1952, Sandringham House Norfolk George VI (born Albert Frederick Arthur George, known to the family as Bertie) was born during his great-grandmother Queen Victoria's reign. At this time Britain held a vast Empire... 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 →

Prince Albert, Prince Consort

Prince Albert Full Name: Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Born: 26th August 1819 Son of Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Louise of Saxe-Gotha Attenburg Married: His cousin, Queen Victoria, 10th February 1840 My monthly series on the spouse of the monarch. Albert is a significant first post owing to his title. When... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Full Name: Alexandrina Victoria Born: 24th May 1819, Kensington Palace Daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria Saxe-Coburg Reigned: 1837 - 1901 Until Sept 2015, she had been the longest reigning English Monarch. Having been on the throne for 63 years she had not only seen the vast changes of the Industrial... Continue Reading →

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