Tag Archive: British History

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

V & A Cecil Beaton Exhibition Now Open

As part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is hosting an exhibition of photographs of Her Majesty taken by celebrated British portrait photographer,… Continue reading

Accession Anniversary Portrait of H. M. The Queen

Photographer John Swannell’s portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip was released today to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the English throne following the death of her father, George VI.

“The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen”

A little over sixty years ago, George VI was suffering from ailing health. With a tour of the empire in prospect, he asked his young heir apparent, Princess Elizabeth, to take his place on the… Continue reading

W.E. Trailer Now Live

Madonna’s new film about the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, W.E., is showing in cinemas soon. It looks like the film explores the radical new evidence that has come to light in recent… Continue reading