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The Royals

A true British institution, the Royal Family is considered to be one of the country’s main attractions. From their illustrious palaces and their intriguing traditions to their deep roots in Britain’s history, the Monarchy continues to be a symbol of the nation.
With HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall winning over the hearts of the world, there’s never been a better time to be a Royal
King Henry VIII and his Tudor family

The Tudor kings and queens of England

The subject of countless books and films, the Tudors are the most iconic royal house whose reign saw the Reformation, defeat of the Spanish Armada and the execution of Anne Boleyn

Who killed Lord Darnley? BRITAIN investigates

Lord Darnley, the spouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, was not a good husband, so when he and his manservant were found dead at Kirk o’Field in 1567, suspicion fell on his famous wife, but…

Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

For this issue we’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most spectacular stately homes, as well as historic Cotswold inns to snuggle up in this winter, the story of the Lost…

CLOSED: WIN a coin celebrating a reign like no other

Enter our competition to win a limited edition coin from The Royal Mint celebrating Her Majesty’s reign

Edward IV: the first Yorkist king

Jeffrey James, author of book Edward IV: Glorious Son of York, introduces the charismatic older brother of King Richard III, a key figure in the Wars of the Roses.

Gunpowder, treason and plot at Auckland Castle

A new exhibition, opening at County Durham’s Auckland Castle on October 16, reunites embroidered vestments for the first time in over 340 years and offers fresh insight into the era of the Gunpowder Plot.

Sign our congratulations card for HM The Queen

As HM The Queen surpasses the record of her great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become our longest reigning monarch, this is your chance to congratulate her on her incredible achievements.

Robert the Bruce’s throne arrives at Scone Palace

A replica of King Robert the Bruce’s Great Throne returns to Scone Palace where the first king of Scotland was crowned.

HM The Queen: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

To celebrate the monarch’s milestone, we reveal these royal titbits to shed light on Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary character.

Royal Mint celebrates longest reign: our top 10 facts

The Royal Mint celebrates Her Majesty The Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch with the unveiling of new coins

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