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History Of Royals

History Of Royals

No. 20

From the Romanovs to the Windsors, History of Royals takes you behind the palace doors to discover the secrets, scandals, betrayals and bloodshed of some of the world’s most iconic royal families. Every issue of History of Royals is packed with incredible storytelling, fantastic photography, bespoke graphics, and world-beating research from the best historians in their field. What you’ll find every issue: • Famous Scandals: The love affairs, betrayals and conspiracies that brought down nations • Royal Residences: Explore the luxurious palaces that saw war, romance, murder and intrigue • Rulers at War: Discover the epic battles that made heroes of monarchs • Royal House: A dynasty in detail, from legendary founders to tragic fall

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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to issue 20

This issue’s welcome is bittersweet: while I’m excited to introduce you to our latest edition, I’m also sad to announce that you hold in your hands the very last issue of History of Royals. It’s been a truly fantastic 20 issues, but sadly the magazine will no longer be printed. If you’ve loved our tales of royal scandal, tragedy and mystery, fear not – our team of writers will continue to delve into the remarkable stories of royals in All About History magazine. But let’s not dwell on such unhappy news – this issue, explore Henry VIII’s tumultuous relationship with Rome during the Reformation on page 14, trace the roots of the legend of the ravens at the Tower of London on page 52 and discover how Ludwig II’s obsession with Wagner…

1 min.

Greg King Author and biographer of Ludwig II, Greg explores the mad king’s infatuation with Wagner, the bad-boy composer • Go to p78 for more on the king’s obsession Derek Wilson This issue, Tudor historian Derek delves into Henry VIII’s relationship with Rome and the birth of the Church of England • Delve into the Henrician Reformation on p14 William E Welsh Medieval military expert William has joined us on the battlefield of the Kingdom of Castile’s most vicious civil war • Turn to p70 to explore the Battle of Nájera Jon Wright Regular contributor and historian Jon has returned to shed light on the roots of the rumour that ravens at the Tower of London protect the crown • Discover the legend of the ravens on p52…

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meet the history of royals team…

Katharine Marsh Production Editor Explore the classic 1920s wedding of Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley from page 43. Jessica Leggett Staff Writer Rediscover the fascinating story of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s great warship, on page 24. Rebekka Hearl Designer Find out about the Black Hand’s first victim, King Alexander I of Serbia, on page 34. Get in touch historyofroyals@futurenet.com History of Royals Future Publishing Richmond House 33 Richmond Hill Bournemouth BH2 6EZ www.historyanswers.co.uk Share your views and opinions online Facebook /HistoryofRoyals Twitter @HistoryofRoyals…

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discovered: henry viii’s long-lost birthplace

The team working on a major development at the Old Royal Naval College has uncovered the ruins of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Henry VIII and his daughters Mary and Elizabeth. Greenwich Palace, also known as the Palace of Placentia, was originally built in 1443 on the banks of the River Thames. Henry VII rebuilt it between 1498 and 1504, and in 1491 his son, the future Henry VIII, was born. Under the latter, the palace featured heavily in royal life, witnessing not only the births of his daughters but also his wedding to Anne of Cleves in 1540. During the English Civil War, the palace was neglected, at one stage becoming a prisoner-of-war camp. Charles II decided to rebuild it and had it demolished in 1660, although the new palace was…

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upcoming events

El Greco to Goya: Spanish Masterpieces from the Bowes Museum 27 September 2017 – 7 January 2018 www.wallacecollection.org This collaborative exhibition between the Wallace Collection and the Bowes Museum, County Durham, spans 300 years of stunning Spanish masterpieces, many of which are on show in London for the very first time. The collection was originally brought together by the Conde de Quinto before being sold to John and Joséphine Bowes between 1862 and 1863. This exhibition provides the opportunity for visitors to explore one of the largest collections of Spanish art in Britain, including El Greco’s famous painting The Tears of Saint Peter, as well as lesser-known works. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm and admission is free to all. Viking: Rediscover the Legend 19 May – 5 November 2017 www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk The Yorkshire…

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a new royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge happily announced on 4 September 2017 that they are expecting their third child together. The news was released to the press early as a result of the duchess unfortunately suffering from severe morning sickness, otherwise known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a condition that she has experienced during her previous two pregnancies. William and Kate are already the proud parents of Prince George, who is four years old, and Princess Charlotte, who turned two in May. The newest addition to the royal family will be fifth in line to the British throne after their grandfather the Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In the press release from Kensington Palace, it was said that the Queen and the other members of the family were…