Accession of King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII became king on 21st April 1509 following the death of his father Henry VII who died at Richmond Palace at the age of 52.Henry VIII's reign was seen as a new era and a fresh start for the country.Henry had become heir to the throne after the death of...

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April 9th 1483/2021

April 9th 1483 saw the death of the first Yorkist king Edward IV, the founder of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.After an illustrious military career that saw him restored to the throne twice, he succumbed to gluttony and a more sedentary lifestyle. His health...

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Death of a Princess

The younger sister of the late Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret Rose was born on August 21st 1930 at Glamis Castle in Scotland. She was the second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. Following the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII in 1936, her...

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Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House

Situated in the State Apartments at Windsor Castle, Queen Mary's Dolls' House dates back to 1924 which makes it 100 years old this year (2024). Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary (great grandmother to King Charles III and lover of small objects), it is the...

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