Category Archives: British royalty

Will Downton Abbey Raise the Bar for an Appreciation of History and Historical Fiction?

The phenomenon of the immensely popular Downton Abbey is the result of one man’s life long interest in history and the lives of the upper classes in Britain. I am speaking, of course, of the tv show’s creator and main … Continue reading

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The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria

In Her usual thorough and efficient way, Queen Elizabeth II, has givenĀ  her subjects all the information about Royal Diamond Jubilees that anyone could desire. She has taken Queen Victoria’s own journals and posted them on the internet. I don’t … Continue reading

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