Mary, Queen of Scots reigned over Scotland 1542 to 1567. However it is as the tragic claimant of the English throne that she is mainly remembered.
Queen Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India, tends to be remembered today as a rather dour, jowled old lady with a stately and rather humourless personality. Yet that’s only part of her story, here’s our guide to this most complex of English monarchs.
It is less than a hundred years since the suffragette movement and the right to vote being extended to English women on the same terms as men. The suffragettes had a prominent profile in the struggle – but who were they, and what was their real legacy? Thirst for Change The movement to extend the […]
Winston Churchill is revered as one of the most famous and celebrated Britons in the long history of the United Kingdom. But many details of his long life are less familiar and, indeed, often surprising.
The abbeys and priories of England were hives of activity until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Henry VIII’s time the – and often the focal point of a local area.