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Category: Royalty

St. Edward's Crown, the Coronation Crown Of England. (Credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Why is purple considered the color of royalty?

The color purple’s ties to kings and queens date back to ancient world, where it was prized for its bold hues and often reserved for the upper crust. The ...
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Why do British monarchs have two birthdays?

There are many advantages and responsibilities that come with being the reigning monarch of England, but one surprising perk is getting two birthdays each ...
Genghis Khan Burial

Where is Genghis Khan buried?

The mystery began on August 18, 1227, when Mongol leader Genghis Khan died of unknown causes while leading a military campaign in China. According to ...
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Did Marie-Antoinette really say “Let them eat cake”?

It’s one of the most famous quotes in history. At some point around 1789, when being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie-Antoinette ...
King Arthur

Was King Arthur a real person?

We’ve all heard stories about King Arthur of Camelot, who according to medieval legend led British forces (including his trusted Knights of the Round ...