Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed The present Marquess and Marchioness Townshend are sharing their family’s home with the public for the first time. The 400-year-old country house is revealed in this extensively researched and beautifully photographed book by Dr. Michael Ridgdill. This book serves as the first comprehensive survey of the house, its history, and its noble family… Read More
Thanks for playing, everyone! We have two winners: Jan, who will be receiving a signed copy of William Kuhn’s “Prince Harry: Boy to Man” and Betsy, who will receive a signed copy of Kuhn’s “Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”. Congratulations to both!
The Duke of Normandy went down in history when he invaded England and killed their king. At that moment, he became William “the Conqueror”. Thanks to author Tracy Borman, we also know more about William’s powerful consort, Matilda. She was part and parcel of why William was able to launch a successful invasion at all. This book details why. Duke… Read More
Author William Kuhn gives us a sneak-peek at his new novel, Prince Harry: Boy to Man. The book focuses on Harry’s raucous adventures and his personal growth while in the military. The year is 2007, Harry’s twenty-three and he has problems he can’t handle alone. The army considers him a risk. The media thinks he’s a brat. Girls like him… Read More
Bhutan is an amazing country, a fact I discovered while doing research for my recent article. It is beautiful and mysterious; it’s a treasure for any traveler. It is also difficult to get to, but it’s absolutely worth the journey. One woman decided to take that trip – not once, but twice – and she plans on returning for a third time. Krista… Read More
Bhutan’s history is vibrant, but turbulent. In 2006, after centuries of warlords, a theocracy, and an absolute monarchy, one king made a seismic decision that would change everything. Six years ago today, his son would take the reins of his father’s dreams and drive Bhutan to a more democratic future. Royal Roots Bhutan’s monarchy is comparatively young, beginning in 1907… Read More
No show today folks. I’m sorry! After suffering through a bad cold all week, then participating in Halloween with a toddler (with some singing and dancing) my voice feels shot. So I hope you will all pardon me while I recover. This is a bummer. On the bright side, it will give me a little more time to finish up… Read More
The Queen Tweets, Makes Digital History It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R. — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014 Sent by HM herself. I wonder what Queen Victoria would make of that!
Embed from Getty Images Kate looks amazingly well. Hypermesis Gravidarum has made the Duchess of Cambridge horribly ill for weeks now, but it now looks as though it hasn’t made one dent in her spirits. It’s incredible. This state visit is a big event, and no one thought Kate would be well enough to attend. Happily, she pulled through just… Read More