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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Quizzes: General knowledge of British royalty. How’d you do?