Great Events in British History: A Beginner’s Guide to The Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII

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Henry VIII broke with the Church of Rome following the Pope’s refusal to grant him an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Once he was Head of the Church in England and in possession of a new wife, Henry cast his eyes covetously on a new … [Read more...]

Fit for a Queen: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Windsor Castle You Might Not Know

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Originally built by King William I in the decade following the Battle of Hastings, today Windsor Castle is the largest castle still in use by a reigning monarch. Several monarchs have added onto William’s original castle over history, with more … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Balmoral Castle – Her Majesty The Queen’s Private Scottish Home

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Balmoral Castle will forever be known as the happy family home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. An epic Scotch Baronial castle, fit for the Queen of Great Britain and grandmother of Europe, Balmoral Castle remains the … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Osborne House – Queen Victoria’s Great Seaside Retreat

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The treasured houses of England are widely populated by visitors every year. Any glimpse of a royal artifact or architectural design common from an ancient era entices the attention of many. One house in particular that has a long standing name on … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: An Irishman at the Court of St James – Part Two – More True Stories from a Royal Protection Officer

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Editor's Note: This is the second installment in an ongoing series by Martin Mcguckin - a former Royal Protection Officer. Read the first here. The first time I did duty at the Garden Gate Entrance to Buckingham Palace on a daytime shift was on a … [Read more...]