Watch Wedding Day Footage of Elizabeth ii’s Parents

Silent newsreel footage of the wedding day of The Duke of York (later King George VI) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) as they travel to and from Westminster Abbey for the ceremony.

Did Queen Anne Neville Have An Uncle Who Was King?

  While searching for images of the Duke of Clarence I came across this image from the National Portrait Gallery, London.  I had never heard of Henry, Duke of Warwick and became intrigued.  Who was he and why is he portrayed with the Kingmaker, his family and the Duke of Clarence in this etching? From … [More]

Did Elizabeth of York Want to Marry Her Uncle Richard lll?

To continue on the theme of Richard lll and his niece, Elizabeth of York – Were they planning to marry in the event of the death of the queen?     Here are a couple excerpts from, Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, by Sarah Gristwood. Sir George Buck, who in … [More]

Richard lll’s Family Tragedies

Excerpt from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Royal Britain by Charles Phillips: The following year King Richard’s 11 year-old son and only child, Edward, Prince of Wales died. Richard and his queen, Anne, were maddened with grief. The prospect of a Yorkist inheritance, so dear to Richard’s heart, began to look extremely vulnerable and when, in … [More]

King James II of Scotland

On 3 August 1460, King James ll of Scotland died. He was killed in a cannon explosion at the siege of Roxburgh.  His son, James lll inherited the thrown after the death of his father. James ll was married to Mary of Guelders who served as regent (1460-1463) for her son (James lll) after the death … [More]

Royal Descendants of King Francis l of France

                                  CHILDREN OF HENRY II & CATHERINE DE MEDICI:  

Mary, Queen of Scots Marries Lord Darnley

29 July 1565 – Mary, Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart – Lord Darnley. For more on this: Click Here

Henry Vlll Marries Catherine Howard

28 July 1540, Henry Vlll marries for the fifth time. For more on this – please check out The Anne Boleyn Files blog regarding this event.  

Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII’s chief minister, executed

28 July 1540 – Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and Henry Vlll’s chief minister is executed. The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Cromwell HD by limoslight

This Day in History: 25 July 1564

1564 – Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor dies. Ferdinand was the son of: Phillip l of Castile Joanna of Castile (sister to Katherine of Aragon, Henry Vlll’s 1st wife)