Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrives, holding his son Prince George, at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of the christening of ...

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The Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose) is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty.

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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV; mother of Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII joined the Lancaster and York factions and founded the Tudor dynasty.

Confessions of a Ci-Devant: Elizabeth, wherefore art thou?

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At St Paul's

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Penny of Richard III

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Ancient England - The Ancient Cultures of Britain

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King James I, who added an aviary and menagerie to St James’s Park ...

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The Black Prince. (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainault as well as father to King Richard II of England.He was called Edward of Woodstock in his early life, after his birthplace, and has more recently been popularly known as the Black Prince. An exceptional military leader, his victories over the French at the Battles of Crécy and Poitiers made him very popular during his lifetime.

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August 28, 1592: George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, born. He was called the "handsomest-bodied man in all of Europe." James I certainly agreed, and appeared to have quite a crush on him.

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James Alexander Philip Theo, Viscount Severn Parents: The Earl & Countess of Wessex Education:England Claim to the Throne: 8th after his father, two uncles, and four cousins Viscount Severn was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital on 24 January 2008 with what Buckingham Palace called a “minor allergic reaction.” In June 2012, The Viscount Severn took part in his first public appearance attending the Thames River Pagent with his parents and sister in honor of his grandmother

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King Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson - The King abdicated his throne to marry Mrs. Simpson, not only an American, but also a married woman already once divorced. He was succeeded by his younger brother Albert (Queen Elizabeth's father). With a reign of 326 days, Edward was one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history. He was never crowned.

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Marie de Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots. Born:Nov. 22, 1515 – Died: June 1,1560. Eldest daughter of Claude of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, head of the House of Guise, and his wife Antoinette de Bourbon, herself the daughter of Francis, Count of Vendome, and Marie de Luxembourg.

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Catherine Parr by Anonymous, 16th century. Katherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She had a caring and motherly nature, was very well educated for a women of her time and was really smart. Henry was 51-years-old when they married; she was 31 (just 4 years older than Mary, Henry´s daughter, who became a good friend of her) Birth: 1512 Married: 12 July 1543 Widowed: 28 January 1547 Died: 5 September 1548 after giving birth to her first child, a girl named Mary.

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Sir Francis Drake (1543-1596). Amazing sea captain and adventurer, Drake was the second man to circumnavigate the Earth. He conceived and in practice commanded Britain's impressive defense against the Spanish Armada (1588). His darkest stain: for some years he practiced slave trade in Africa with his uncle admiral Howard.

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Berengaria of Navarre c. 1165–1170 – 23 December 1230) was Queen of the English as the wife of King Richard I of England. She was the eldest daughter of King Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. As is the case with many of the medieval queens consort of the Kingdom of England, relatively little is known of her life. The early 20th Century Cunard passenger liner RMS Berengaria was named in her honour, the first Cunard ship to be named for a British queen.

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Winston Churchill--slim, young, and no cigar. ( in his officer’s uniform, age 21, 1895.)

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King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt, 1415, by Sir John Gilbert

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Kings & Queens of England

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On December 1539, Philip visited the court Henry VIII with the hope of marring his daughter, Mary. This match was part of King Henry's plans of an alliance with the Protestant German Princes against the Emperor. For all his intents and purposes Phillip does seem to have been genuinely drawn to Mary for herself. Philip presented her with a gift and kissed her. But Henry divorced Anne oC & opposed the match. Phillip was not deterred & visited England 3 more times but only once got to see Mary.

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A prayer for the safe delivery of a woman with child from Mary’s personal prayer-book.

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Edward removed his two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the succession and instead made his cousin, Lady Jane Grey his successor. Edward made a mistake on the fourth line, and crossed out 'heires masles', as he realised that Jane would not have any sons before he died and so changed it to 'L Jane and her heires masles'.

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Matilda (Edith) of Scotland (1080 - 1118). First wife of Henry I of England. Queen from 1100 - 1118. Mother of Empress Matilda. When she was baptized she pulled the crown off of Matilda of Flanders head, which was seen as a sign that she would be queen. She was the mother of William of England and Empress Matilda.

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Anne of Bohemia (1366 - 1394). First wife of Richard II. Queen from 1382 - 1394. She never had children and her death left her husband so devastated that his actions lost him the throne.

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Philippa of Hainault (1314 - 1369). Wife of Edward III. Queen from 1328 - 1369. Mother of Edward The Black Prince, and John of Gaunt. Her marriage was supposedly very happy.

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Scarborough beach, England, taken in 1897. The bathing trolleys were made so that victorian ladies could get undressed and into their (less than revealing) bathing suits, then be pushed, or pulled, into the sea, and get into the water without revealing themselves to the men's gaze.

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