Who was James VI? How did he escape the Gunpowder Plot?
King James oversaw a relatively peaceful reign, despite Guy Fawkes trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was King of Scotland as James VI from 1567 and King of England and Ireland as…
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
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child
Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child and will be taking a break from official duties.
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
Who were William III and Mary II? What was the Glorious Revolution?
William III and Mary II were joint sovereigns in the ‘Glorious Revolution’, marking the transition to today’s parliamentary monarchy. They reigned from 1689-1702
Piece of William and Kate’s wedding cake goes up for sale. How much would you pay?
A slice of the fruit cake at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess sold for almost £6,000 several years ago
Who was Elizabeth I? What was her part in the Spanish Armada?
Queen Elizabeth I presided over an age of discovery that saw the establishment of the English Protestant church, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the flourishing of the arts. She reigned from 1558-1603