Tag Archives: Monarchy

Royal Oak Day

Image not Mine – Charles Hiding in the Royal Oak  Apologies for the huge gap in posts. It seems writing a book around life and work is harder than I thought and something had to give sadly blog posts were … Continue reading

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Belated Happy Birthday to Queen Anne

   Yesterday was the 351st anniversary of the Birth of Queen Anne, born 6th February 1665 at St James Palace. I find Anne a fascinating character. Many remember her as the last Stuart monarch, the queen who had 18 pregnancies … Continue reading

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God Save Elizabeth II, Long Live the Queen

There is a certain irony in the fact that 3 of the most successful monarchs in British history have been women especially when you consider the lengths to which Henry VIII went to get a male heir.  His second daughter … Continue reading

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The Georgians Revealed Life, Style and the making of modern Britain.

  I have wanted to see this several times but I had sworn to see it with my trusty London adventurer friend @alicemartha so I waited. First up I should mention that the exhibition at the British Library is slightly … Continue reading

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The Execution of Lord William Russell

Sorry a about the delay between posts – life seems to have caught up with me.   William Russell Baron and Lord was born on 29 September 1639. He gained the title of baron on the death of his elder … Continue reading

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Democracy, Westminster Hall & 20th January.

As I sit and write this, the view from my window is of a winter wonderland. Which makes me wonder how people survived before the time of 15tog duvets and central heating, let alone made history.   The 20th of … Continue reading

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Why Our Monarchy Is So British

    This blog has been long coming (sorry about that life kind of got complex and messy) and has been inspired by a tweet by Greg Jenner it said: “What could be more bizarre than Prince Charles reading the … Continue reading

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