Kings and Queens of England & Britain: the monarchs who have shaped our history
The monarchy has been at the heart of British life for almost 1,200 years. Whether performing ceremonial duties or ruling absolutely, the Kings and Queens of England and Britain have shaped the direction, character and…
Ancient history of London timeline: from the Romans to the Normans
Our timeline traces the history of London from its Roman origins to the Norman Conquest
Tudor of the Month: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke
Mary Sidney was one of the most significant female literary figures of the Renaissance, say Tudor Times
Who was George IV? What were his Regency achievements?
King George IV loved the arts, architecture, fashion and furniture, presiding over the Regency era. He reigned from 1820-1830
Who was George V? Why did he change the Royal Family’s name?
King George V promoted the reach of the British Empire and encouraged the idea of a coalition between the three major political parties. He ruled from 1910-1936
Who was George VI? How did he boost morale during WWII?
King George VI boosted morale during the Second World War but struggled to keep the British Empire together. He reigned from 1936 to 1952