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
Here is a list of the Royal revenue that provides funding to the monarchy (this was formerly located in the Queen’s biography). The Crown Estate To avoid confusion between Government property and Crown land, the latter was renamed The Crown Estate and was set up to be managed by an independent board called the Crown Estate Commissioners. The Crown Estate… Read More
British Empire at its apex: “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” It was an incredibly expansive empire that rivaled that of Rome. Like the Romans, the British left lasting cultural impressions upon the lands it controlled, both good and ill. The map below illustrates the parts of the globe that were under British rule (and some are still… Read More
Edward VII Full name: Albert Edward Nicknames: Bertie; The Uncle of Europe Titles: Prince of Wales; King Edward VII Reign: 1901-1910 Prior to his ascension to the throne, Edward was titled Prince of Wales. He loved hunting, traveling all over the world, and horse racing (a popular Windsor sport of today). He was 21 years old when he married Princess… Read More
Quizzes: General knowledge of British royalty. How’d you do?