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The Secret History of The Crown

The Crown (2017); Photo Credit:  Alex Bailey, Netflix With the premier of the second season of The Crown (2017), Netflix’s extravagant costume drama about Elizabeth II, the show has again occasioned debate among media critics...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 11 Jan 2018

A Gift from the Queen

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust library acquires books though purchases and donations. This series of blogs looks at historic as well as recent book donations that have enriched our library collection. Some date as far back as the nineteenth century...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 22 Mar 2016

Five Years Ago Today: Day 2 of Papal Visit (Westminster)

On the second day of his visit, Pope Benedict celebrated Catholic education at St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, held an ecumenical meeting, and then visited Rowan Williams, then the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, addressed Parliament...

Five Years Ago Today: Pope Benedict XVI in Scotland

Pope Benedict XVI began his official and pastoral visit to Scotland and England at Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Scotland with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, who welcomed him. The latter met him at the airport and the Queen officially addressed...

Ranking the Royals

Another week of anniversaries, as each and every week is. For followers of the British monarchy, it was the week of Elizabeths, with Queen Elizabeth I’s birthday (September 7) and Queen Elizabeth II assuming her well-deserved title of longest-reigning...
From: streets of salem on 11 Sep 2015

Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Shakespeare’s Birthplace on her first visit to Stratford as reigning monarch, 1957. On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes officially the longest-reigning British monarch in history, having survived for over 63...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Sep 2015

Some right royal St John connections

If you’ve ever wondered just how many royal connections the St John family has, I can tell you the answer – loads! But what is so exciting and worth shouting out about is that there is a direct line of descent from the Lydiard Park St John...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 21 May 2015

January 1265: The First English Parliament

Above: Simon de Montfort, Chartes Cathedral.In January 1265 (the 20th, to be exact), England's first parliament in history met. The parliament was held until mid-March and was instigated by Simon de Montfort, who famously led the rebellion against King...
From: Conor Byrne on 31 Jan 2015

Elizabeth and Philip: a Royal Wedding, 1947

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Baron Studios, 1947. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014. When Princess Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of George VI announced her engagement to the extremely handsome Prince Philip...
From: Madame Guillotine on 20 Nov 2014

Messing About on the River Avon!

This coming weekend (5th – 6th July) is the River Festival in Stratford and there will be celebrations and events down at the River Avon. Over the years the river has been used for many different things and has had a few famous faces and interesting...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Jul 2014

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

Evening gown, probably Norman Hartnell, early 1950s. Lent by kind permission of HM the Queen. Photos: Melanie Clegg. Although there’s a distinctly Georgian theme going on at Kensington Palace at the moment, there’s still plenty of nods towards...
From: Madame Guillotine on 21 Apr 2014

St. Edward the Confessor and Papal Gifts

Pope Francis wisely featured St. Edward the Confessor (in the center of the left half of the Wilton Diptych, behind Richard III) in his gifts to both Queen Elizabeth II and her great grandson Prince George. St. Edward is a shared saint between...

Diplomacy and Division Between England and Rome

As I noted yesterday, I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show this morning to discuss the meeting between Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II. This is not the Queen's first visit to the Vatican.In 1980, Queen Elizabeth met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican...

Pope Francis and Elizabeth II to Meet

I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show tomorrow morning at 7:45 Eastern/6:45 Central. Matt Swaim asked me to discuss this meeting, scheduled for April at the Vatican, between the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the Pope, the Vicar of Christ,...

Marriage and Succession in the House of Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II is ready for her summer holiday at Balmoral and there were news reports last week that she hopes her grandson William's baby comes soon, because she's leaving per the schedule whether the baby had arrived or not (the Duchess of Cambridge...

Picture of the Month

Earlier this month the Nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953 in Westminster Abbey. The weather was kinder than 60 years ago, although it certainly hasn’t been a “flaming” June. The Thames...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jun 2013

The Next English Coronation: Ecumenical and Diverse?

As The Telegraph proclaims: it will be "A coronation for OUR Times":There are some things you just don’t talk about, and the crowning of the next king is one of them. It would be “impolite” to start planning a coronation while the existing...

The Royal coronation dress

Photo: Royal Collection. Excitingly, the Royal Collection has just announced that as well as the frankly fabulous In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion exhibition, the gorgeous dress and robes worn by the Queen at her Coronation in June...
From: Madame Guillotine on 7 Jan 2013

December 1 at the Venerable English College

According to this Vatican news story, yesterday was a big day for the Venerable English College in Rome, as they honored their canonized and beatified martyr alumni:Saturday 1st of December is the day the Venerable English College here in Rome remembers...

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