Here is a list of the Royal revenue that provides funding to the monarchy. 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 – a property portfolio of royal lands –… 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?
Recommended Reads: See my recommended reads at Amazon.com – only the best in royal books! An Uncommon Woman – The Empress Frederick: Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm You will feel great sympathy towards Vicky, the Empress Frederick, who was an unfortunate hostage to the intrigues of the German court. Sympathy… Read More
The House of Hanover: George I to Victoria This was the line that ruled in Germany as well as Britain, until Victoria’s ascension. George I George II George III George IV William IV Victoria The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: (Brief) Named for Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert Edward VII The House of Windsor: Renamed to sound more English than German (World War… Read More