Category Archive: History

H. M. Opens New Website Dedicated to her Great-Great-Grandmother’s Diaries

Queen Victoria, the only other monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, kept a personal diary of her thoughts and feelings throughout her lifetime. The collection of private journals has been carefully curated, and… Continue reading

The Diamond Jubilee Flypast

At the weekend the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, reviewed thousands of her troops at Windsor Castle to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The highlight of the day was the flypast by… Continue reading

H. M. Queen Visits York for Historic Maundy Thursday Service

As part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain, The Queen and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, visited York yesterday afternoon. Dressed in a refreshing, bright and seasonal turquoise and white… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen Addresses the Houses and Receives a Diamond Jubilee Gift

This morning there was a great deal of pomp, pageantry and splendour in Westminster Hall, announcing the arrival of H. M. The Diamond Queen. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, put… Continue reading

Queen Officially Opens Kensington Palace and “Victoria: Revealed” Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

This morning the Queen wore a vibrant purple ensemble, matched with some bright seasonal daffodils, as she attended the offical re-opening of Kensington Palace. The renovations at Kensington Palace have been ongoing for… Continue reading

Julian Fellowes’ Titanic Trailer

Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes, has done it again. Previews of his new mini-series, Titanic, received rave reviews from critics this week. Over four one-hour episodes, the series tells the story of the sinking… Continue reading

Wallis Simpson’s Cartier Legacy Lives On

Cartier’s new advert is an audio-visual onslaught of pure style. Starting with a dark, cold and empty street, the camera zooms into the shop window and focuses on a small panther crafted entirely… Continue reading

Lady of the Week: The Avro Lancaster

A very special lady is 70 years young this weekend, the inimitable Avro Lancaster. The elegant, four-engined heavy bomber was a modified design of the less successful Avro Manchester, which ran on the tempestuous Rolls-Royce Vulture… Continue reading

The Diamond Queen

Over the past three weeks Andrew Marr’s new three-part documentary about the reign of Elizabeth II, The Diamond Queen, has been airing on the BBC. It’s great to see such a veteran historical… Continue reading