Tag Archives: royalty

King Edward III Manor House

This my second post resulting from my scouting out a new tour I have been wanting to start offering to my lovely tourists.  As well as the regular tourist hotspots, I really enjoy taking people to the lesser visited parts … Continue reading

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Peter The Wild Boy

In the summer of 1725 an uncouth youth was found in the forest of Hertswold near Hameln in northern Germany. It was thought the boy was aged about 10 years old though he walked on all fours and fed on … Continue reading

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Longest reign over us – Queen Elizabeth II becomes our longest serving monarch in history

Today is one of those typically historic but low-level sort of days when The Queen becomes the longest serving British monarch in history, surpassing the magnificent reign of Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years and 216 days and died … Continue reading

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It’s a boy! New successor to the British Crown.

Yesterday will go down in history, not only was it the hottest day since 2006 but at 4.24pm a new successor to the throne was born. For a couple of weeks the worlds press has been camped around the streets … Continue reading

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The State Opening of Parliament and the Official Role of The Queen

Wednesday saw the annual State Opening of Parliament centred around the Queens Speech.  It is perhaps the key moment for the Queen in political life and in it she explains of the coming policies and proposed laws for the future … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria and her Munshi, Abdul Karim

As regular readers may be aware, I am putting out tentative feelers in the way of free-lance writing.  Amongst the first of my commissions is to write a series of articles for The Muslim Academy Website which is a not … Continue reading

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