Queen's new state coach celebrates British history
The new Diamond Jubilee state coach will be used for the first time by Queen Elizabeth II during the state ... the state opening of Parliament in a living time capsule - a new state coach celebrating hundreds of years of British history.
The 10 Greatest British Monarchs In History
Below, we have profiled the greatest kings and queens of in British, English, and Scottish history. Alfred the Great, King of Wessex from 871 to 899, led the Anglo-Saxon resistance against Viking invasion. He was the first ... in 1087. During his reign ...
A brief history of British housing
By the end of the 1960s, Britain had as many owner-occupiers as renters. Britain had its first experience of a housing bubble during the so-called Barber boom of 1973. An easing of credit conditions by the Bank of England coupled with the go-for-growth ...
An Early Draft of "The Star-Spangled Banner," With All Those Verses We Never Sing
Various East Coast newspapers republished the song, which was renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner” by early November ... writes, the British Army liberated enslaved people in the Chesapeake region and recruited them as soldiers during the War of 1812.
The Creepy History Of The British Royal Family
Sure, today they're all basking in joy and love and crumpets and hats, but the British royal family ... During Christmas of 1819, the king "suffered a further bout of madness, spoke nonsense for 58 hours, then sank into a coma." He died in early 1820.