Author Archives: historyatrandom

The Homes of Queen Victoria

A short video showing pictures of the main places lived in by Queen Victoria throughout her lifetime. Advertisements

Video | Posted on | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last Tsar’s Siblings – Romanovs and the Russian Revolution

The tragic story of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife and children has been told and retold on countless occasions, numerous books have been written and film adaptations have been made. Nicholas’s story has become legendary, but the … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Royalty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The History of Bute House – Home to the First Minister of Scotland

Bute House – many people have never heard of it. Often nicknamed as Scotland’s 10 Downing Street, it is the name of the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland and is located at No. 6 Charlotte Square in … Continue reading

Posted in Scottish History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

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