Welcome to Royal biographies! For royals from years past, please visit In Memoriam. HRH The Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales In a speech to the House of Commons two days after Charles’ birth, Winston Churchill remarked: “Our ancient Monarchy renders inestimable services to our country […]. Above the ebb and flow of party strife, the rise and fall of… 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!
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 has been put to rest… Read More
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 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