By the time King George IV died in 1830 his brother Prince William, Duke of Clarence had been married to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen for 11 years. Despite the duke fathering a massive illegitimate family with Mrs Dorothy Jordan, Adelaide had suffered terribly with miscarriages and the death of two infant daughters. The couple’s first daughter, … More The Unpopular Regency Act of 1831
I have been asked many times over the years; “but isn’t your Queen Elizabeth German?” The simple answer is an unequivocal ‘no’. She was born at her maternal grandparent’s London home at 17 Bruton Street, to parents who were both born in Britain. That’s not to say that HM The Queen does not have German … More Just How British is Queen Elizabeth II?
The Crown of Scotland is kept at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and forms part of the Honours of Scotland, which is the oldest set of royal regalia in the United Kingdom. Unlike its English counterpart, St Edward’s Crown, the Crown of Scotland is the original crown used at Scottish coronations since James V wore the … More The Crown of Scotland
In the medieval era the streets of London and its surrounding outskirts were rife with filth, dirt and disease. As a result of this the safest and most hygienic way to travel, if you could afford it was along along the River Thames. It was for this reason amongst others that the kings of … More Greenwich Palace, Palace of Placentia