Category: History

Aristocracy & Peerage

Saved for the nation: Dumfries House

One of Prince Charles’ most notable achievements is rescue of Dumfries House, saving the property and its large collection of Chippendale furniture for the nation. It has a long story

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Explanation

Tell me about… Trooping the Colour

Each year, The Queen celebrates her official birthday with a huge parade of soldiers and music, known as Trooping the Colour. But what exactly is Trooping, where did it come

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Explanation

Tell me about… the Royal Maundy service

Held on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday, Royal Maundy is a ceremony in which the Monarch ceremonially distributes small silver coins known as ‘Maundy money’. It usually takes place

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History posts

Colourful Characters – Mary Seacole

‘Colourful Characters’ looks at the lives of lesser known figures in history, who led interesting, colourful lives or had an impact upon their field. We begin with an often ignored

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