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St James's Palace the most senior palace in Britain

St James’s Palace – The most important Palace in the Kingdom

St James’s Palace at Work We say the British Monarchy is the guardian of tradition. When Prince Charles succeeds to become King and Sovereign, tradition dictates that when the new monarch takes to the throne, the news will be announced from the balcony of St James’s Palace. St James Palace is the most senior of …

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Guy Fawkes Gun Powder Plot

5th November Guy Fawkes, the stage Westminster London, 1605 and 36 barrels of gunpowder

Westminster, London 1605, the Houses of Parliament was the target of a very elaborate plot, Guy Fawkes and 36 barrels of gunpowder ready to blow.     These were troubling times in England, it was illegal to be Catholic, despite the brief return to Catholic rule under Queen Mary 1 a few years earlier. In …

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Last Anglo-Saxon Royalty

15th October 1066 last Anglo Saxon royal that never was crowned

  The last living member of the Anglo-Saxon Royalty In 1066, after the death of Edward the Confessor, Edgar Ætheling on the 15th of October of that year was elected King of England but was actually never crowned, the Normans took control of England before that event could take place. William met the English leaders at …

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Queen Victorias Crown on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Queen Victoria’s Crown Sapphire Coronet Tiara – Alberts gift On Show

A piece of history is on show at a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Queen Victoria’s Crown, a Sapphire Coronet, Tiara. Albert designed the Crown and gifted it to Victoria during their Wedding year of 1840. The William And Judith Bollinger Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) The William and Judith Bollinger …

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