Charles II of England was more than just a Stuart lush, he played a vital role in confronting the Great Fire of 1666
Benjamin Woolley reveals how the doctor that diagnosed the Litvinenko poisoning reopened a 17th century murder
Enlightened, tolerant… and cruel? Discover the truth behind Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II
With the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem at Saladin’s mercy, Queen Sibylla followed her heart and not her head
Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Court of Love gave Medieval women the upper hand in romance, but was it real?
Habsburg heir Franz Ferdinand killed 274,899 animals in his lifetime and his 1893 world tour was an orgy of bloodshed
The hosts of Channel 5’s Elizabeth I on the Virgin Queen’s enemies, historical fiction and how close Gloriana came to losing her throne
How new documentary FABERGÉ: A LIFE OF ITS OWN caught one of the most caught after Romanov treasures on camera
George VI and World War 2, Queen Victoria and haemophilia, the Byzantine Emperor’s Varangian guard and more, only in the new issue of History of Royals
Agonising dentistry and whalebone corsets, how Marie Antoinette went from provincial outsider to style goddess
The Battenberg princes both answered the call of King and Country in 1914, but were they both haemophiliacs?
Can new archaeological discoveries at Pembroke Castle finally reveal the birthplace of Henry Tudor and shed light on the Wars of the Roses’ Lancastrian powerbase
Discover how Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark overcame a tragic upbringing and emerged as a war hero
The Crown star Jared Harris on playing George VI, why the Abdication Crisis still resonates, and whether Queen Elizabeth II will like the show
Håkan Håkansson of Lund University weighs up the chances of discovering whether George Louis of Hanover had a love rival butchered
From Shakespeare’s slander to contemporary controversies, it’s a mistake to judge Richard III by modern standards
Patricidal Princes, guilt-stricken gladiators and musical militarians… India’s greatest Emperors didn’t always follow the conventional path
Perhaps the most recognisable face in the world, the queen’s enduring popularity is showing no signs of waning after 90 years. Unexpectedly thrust into the royal line of succession as a child, her life has been wrought not only with … Continued
Inside the latest issue of History of Royals, find out how the Great Fire of 1666 was the making of Charles II, uncover the Anglo-Saxon queen that killed for the crown, and take a tour of King Francis I’s Château … Continued
No images survive of Marie Anoinette’s marriage to Louis XVI of France, so we created one…
Catherine Curzon, author of Life in the Georgian Court, reveals the horrifying story behind the imprisonment of Sophia Dorothea of Celle
How a mysterious illness claimed the life of Prince of Wales and changed the fate of Tudor England
Every king of Scotland called ‘James’ was doomed to a tragic life and often a sticky end, but with one notable exception.