King Henry VII of England

On January 28, 1457, Henry VII was born at Pembroke Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on January 28, 1457, to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond. His father, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, died three months before his birth. He was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on August 22, 1485, to his death on April 21, 1509. … Continue reading King Henry VII of England

King George V

On June 3, 1865, George Frederick Ernest Albert — the future King George V  of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India — was born. Born during the reign of his grandmother Queen Victoria, George was third in the line of succession behind his father, the Prince of Wales, and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor. From 1877 to 1891, George served … Continue reading King George V

The Marriage of Victoria and Albert

On February 10, 1840, Her Majesty Alexandrina Victoria — Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland — married her first cousin, Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel — Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. They were each 20 years old at the time with Queen Victoria three months older than Prince Albert. For her wedding — held at St. James’s Palace in the City of Westminster — Victoria … Continue reading The Marriage of Victoria and Albert

Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana

Twenty-year-old Diana Frances Spencer became the Princess of Wales when she married Charles, Prince of Wales — the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II — on July 29, 1981, at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The service was widely described as a “fairytale wedding” and was watched by a global television audience of 750 million people while 600,000 spectators lined the streets to catch … Continue reading Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana