Welcome to Royal biographies! We begin, of course, with the Queen herself (for royals from years past, please visit In Memoriam). Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most famous women in the world, yet she is the most discreet. No one truly knows how the Queen feels, as she prefers to remain outside the fray of celebrity and above… Read More
I love maps! I just discovered a great WordPress plug-in that lets you create and customize various maps. Below, the current monarchies/duchies/principalities of Europe. Place your cursor over the country of interest for more. Also included but hard to see: Liechtenstein (Prince Hans Adam II) and Monaco (Prince Albert II) Also note the highlighted area in Cyprus – those indicate… Read More
This is a great interactive program called Kahoot! that can be used to engage students in a classroom. I love it! Play my Royal History Quiz game, see how you do! Access quiz!
September 9, 2015 The moment that once seemed so distant has now arrived: Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history. People all across the UK – and the world – are celebrating the Queen’s record-breaking achievement, well aware that this is not something every generation gets to see. As a long-time fan of the Queen, I… Read More
View image | gettyimages.com Over 500 years have passed since King Richard III was killed during battle at Bosworth Field in 1485. He was buried in a monastery, but it had been destroyed long ago. The rumor persisted that his bones had been tossed into the nearby river and washed away forever. Today the mystery has been put to rest… Read More
Know thy kingdom: This blank map of the United Kingdom is downloadable. Use it to test yourself on the geography of the U.K. by locating: England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Capital cities of each BONUS: Republic of Ireland Click to Enlarge