Blenheim Palace is not, and never has been, a home to the British royal family – and yet it is a palace. Not only that, it is considered by many to be the most magnificent residence in Britain, a rival to Queen Elizabeth II’s many not-so-humble abodes.
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.
Most people have heard of the Blitz – where the English (especially Londoners) stoically endured nightly bombing raids by the Luftwaffe – but what was it like to be there. We take a look…