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Was Jack the Ripper Royalty? Myths, Suspects and Theories of the Whitechapel Murderer

by For those of you who neglected your homework on Victorian serial killers of London at school, you may not be aware of Jack the Ripper. Well, he was something of a scoundrel who took a liking to killing prostitutes … Continue reading

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Twice King of Romania King Michael Lived a Brave, Uncompromising Life

by The legendary King Michael of Romania died recently after a long battle with cancer. His death was greeted with national mourning, and his funeral was attended by an array of royalty, including Prince Charles and Carl XVI Gustaf of … Continue reading

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Just How Posh is Wimbledon? A Brief Back and Forth of the History of Nobility and Tennis

by Wimbledon is that most English of affairs – the world’s oldest tennis tournament, played on impeccable grass lawns, with impeccable manners, decorum and the iconic strawberries and cream. The Royal Family’s history is inextricably entwined with this legendary tennis … Continue reading

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Just Where was that Missing Uno? Conspiracy Theories on the Death of the Beloved Lady Diana

by From the Roswell crash where aliens were first “seen”, to the 9/11 attacks, nothing is immune from conspiracy theories. The Royal Family, that most vaunted and high-brow of subjects for the chattering classes to gossip about, is of course … Continue reading

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From Divorce to Domestic Bliss: Is it Happily Ever After for Charles and Camilla?

by Although a pairing that courted controversy in the wake of the untimely death of Princess Diana, the relationship of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was the talk of the noughties, with stories breaking about all manner of strange … Continue reading

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Megan and Harry are Following a Rich Tradition of Curious Royal Match-Ups

by You might actually be surprised to learn that there is a rich history of the royal family embarking on relationships with all manner of entertainers and members of the showbiz community. Some of course are less savoury than others… … Continue reading

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Ascot: Royalty at the Races

by These days, gambling and betting are usually associated either with the suspect excesses of Las Vegas, or the usually-somewhat-down-at-heel shops at the corners of high streets. One wouldn’t necessarily connect such pastimes with royal pageantry and social distinction. However, … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Amazing Reign

by Whilst many parts of the world naturally refer to the 19th century in a way that reflects their own specific local histories, it is indisputably commonplace for many people to think of this era as the ‘Victorian’ age. The … Continue reading

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Britain: Land of Royal Hauntings

by Recent events to do with the British Royal Family suggest that being a royal is largely a matter of putting on extravagant weddings, introducing new babies to the media, posing for photographs for glossy magazines, or sometimes throwing lavish … Continue reading

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The Noble Naughtiness of the Marquis de Sade

by Most of us have probably heard of the Marquis de Sade. His name is synonymous with what we might call boudoir naughtiness, and likely conjures up visions of seductive stares from behind bejewelled masks, bustling and breathlessly busty ball-gowns, … Continue reading

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