English royalty

Explore the intriguing world of English royalty and discover fascinating stories, traditions, and legacies. Uncover the hidden secrets of kings, queens, and their captivating lives.
English Royal Family, British Royal Family, British Royal Families, Royal Family England, British Royal Family Tree, Royal Family, Royal King, British Monarchy, Royal History

Royals have been marrying their cousins since time immemorial, traditionally as a means of strengthening political alliances. What might be surprising though is that members of the royal family have continued to marry their cousins, right up to the present day!

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Toni Combs
Charles I (1600–1649; reign: March 1625 – January 1649), King of England, by Antoon van Dyck.  Charles I is a king, but this portrait is indicative of the male fashion of the time...doublet and petticoat breeches for men-gone!

One of the most cataclysmic events in English history was the beheading of King Charles I for treason. This led to the beginning of a period known as the Interregnum, and the rule of Oliver Cromwell, and later his son Richard, was so unpopular that it led to the reestablishment of the monarchy after a short 11 year absence. How did this execution come about?

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Reiny
Queen Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen

With her huge, dramatic collars, ghostly pallor and flaming curls of red hair, Queen Elizabeth I’s image is etched in royal history. Trained from a young age to see power and strength in public image, she cultivated a persona that was both pure and powerful. Unwed and without children, she portrayed herself as the chase,...

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Lindajane Keefer