Calling all Anglophiles and royal fans! Welcome to Mandy’s British Royalty, a site chock full of royal history. Here I present the royal family tree, iconic characters, royal babies, and more – all with a dash of American perspective. Enjoy your stay, and remember to contact me with any questions or comments here. Want more? Read on.
King Richard III was the last English king to be killed in battle. He fought Henry Tudor in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, where Henry triumphed. Richard’s body was then buried in the Greyfriars Church in the English town of Leicester. That was all, for a time. Then, miraculously, the bones of Richard III became the discovery of… Read More
The year 2016 marked the 80th anniversary of the Abdication, otherwise known as “The Year of Three Kings”. Here is a brief history of what transpired that fateful year. King George V was ailing. He had been ill for some time, and as the harsh winter of 1935 pressed on, it did not look like the king would long survive…. Read More
We begin with King James, who led the kingdom through a relatively peaceful era. James’s mother was Mary, Queen of Scots, who was forced to abdicate when he was just a baby. He became James VI of Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots had been a devout Catholic, but she clashed with Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was Protestant. Elizabeth… Read More
Like a coronation, royal weddings stir the senses and stoke the imagination. Below, a list of major royal weddings throughout the generations: › February 10th, 1840 – Queen Victoria and Prince Albert › March 10th, 1863 – The Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra of Denmark › July 6th, 1893 – The Prince George and Princess Mary of Teck › April… Read More
From solitaires to triple-stone settings, diamond rings have long been the tradition when declaring undying love. Sometimes a royal has got to shake up tradition and add a splash of color, and there are a few classics in the British Royal Family. Enjoy! The Queen’s Engagement Ring This ring was given to Princess Elizabeth as a token of Prince… Read More