I recently had the opportunity to immerse myself in all things Easter and renewal. Specifically, Russian Imperial Easter, which means plenty of decorative eggs and some splendid Fabergé! Join me as we take a look at some Orthodox traditions and the beauty that is the Imperial Easter Egg. With grateful thanks to the Museum of Russian Icons. Eggs As Christian… Read More
Studies in Royalty
If you’re a royal historian (or if you just like sorting things), you may enjoy drawing the family trees connected to Britain’s monarchy. Royal Family genealogy is fun to do, and making a family tree helps to keep things orderly. God knows the confusion you feel when faced with 20 different Georges or Jameses. So it goes without saying that… Read More
If you love maps like I do, then you’ll be thrilled with the WordPress plugin that generates them to show countries and locations throughout the world. I’ve set up this particular map to show the current European monarchies, principalities, and duchies. Some are too small to show, but are listed: Liechtenstein (Prince Hans Adam II) Monaco (Prince Albert II) Also… 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!
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
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
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