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The Top Five Longest Reigning Monarchs

| September 9, 2015

The Top Five Longest Reigning Monarchs

Today I’m delighted to be part of a tribute to our present queen, Queen Elizabeth II, who will later today (around 5.30pm) become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, beating Queen Victoria’s record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. Please see the schedule at the end of this post to enjoy articles by other writers […]

Illustrated Kings and Queens of England Out Now!

| November 24, 2014

Illustrated Kings and Queens of England Out Now!

It’s an exciting day for me today because my latest book, Illustrated Kings and Queens of England, has just been released on Kindle. For those of you who don’t like ebooks, it is also being released as a hardback coffee-table style book and should be out in the next couple of weeks – watch this […]

2 June 1953 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

| June 2, 2013

2 June 1953 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

I know it’s not Tudor related but for all those interested in the British monarchy and Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey on this day in 1953 making today her 60th anniversary or Diamond Jubilee. You can find out more about her coronation at www.thediamondjubilee.org but here are some facts: The Queen […]

Rules of Succession could Change

| March 27, 2009

Rules of Succession could Change

We all know that Henry VIII made changes to the rules of succession, with his three Acts of Succession, but now today’s British Monarchy and Government may be considering changes. The BBC has just reported that the Queen and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, have discussed reforming the current rules concerning succession to the throne of […]