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.

This Day in History: 9 July

1540 – King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. 1553 – Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, is proclaimed queen of England in succession to Edward VI, who died three days earlier having proclaimed both his half-sisters illegitimate. She reigned for nine days before … [More]

This Day in History: 20 June

1557 – Paul IV named William Peto to replace Reginald Pole in England, but Mary refused to allow Pole to return to Rome or Peto to become legate. Reginald Pole was of the strong Plantagenet family – of the House of York.  His mother was Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. Margaret was the daughter of … [More]