Monthly Archives: September 2012

Welsh Nationalists to King of England – The Improbable Rise of the Tudor Dynasty

Background The Tudors, that name conjures up in the imagination a big, bearded King Henry VIII and his six wives, or Bloody Mary and her burning at the stake of countless heretics, or of the Virgin Queen fending off the … Continue reading

Posted in English Royalty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A European Union – the Marriages of Queen Victoria’s Children

Pax Britannica was the term applied to the century of “peace” in European history from the defeat of Napoleon I at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and the beginning of the First World War in 1914. It was essentially a … Continue reading

Posted in British Royalty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Jailbird Duchess

Not many people have heard of “Duchess Blair” in the 21st century, but if you had been around in late Victorian Britain her name and her fame would have been well known to you. The imprisonment in 1893 of Mary, … Continue reading

Posted in British Nobility | Tagged , | 3 Comments