History In The Headlines

Category: British History

Kensington Palace

Slideshow: History of the Duke and Duchess’ New Digs

Home to countless royals and the site of key events, London’s Kensington Palace has a long and rich history.

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Slideshow: Longest-Reigning British Monarchs

Today, Queen Elizabeth II became the second-longest ruling monarch in British history. Find out about other British rulers with lengthy reigns.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana

How Conventional Was Charles and Diana’s Wedding?

The nuptials of Prince Charles and Lady Diana have come to represent the archetypal royal wedding, but there are some ways in which the event broke the mold.

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Royal Weddings Gone Bad

From vomiting brides to absent grooms, history has proven that not every royal wedding is the stuff of fairytales.

Royal Weddings of the House of Windsor

Video: Royal Weddings of the House of Windsor

As the one-week countdown to the royal nuptials begins, get into the spirit with a look back at some of the House of Windsor’s most memorable weddings.

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Study Shows William Was Medieval England’s Most Popular Name

William was the most common male name by a wide margin in 13th-century England, according to an important medieval record known as the Henry III Fine Rolls.

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Did Blood Cause Henry VIII’s Madness and Reproductive Woes?

Biological factors may have caused Henry VIII’s madness and reproductive woes, new research suggests.

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Romances That Changed History

For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.

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World War II Memo Cracked by Allies Found

Volunteers at the former codebreaking center Bletchley Park have found a memo proving the success of the Allies’ game-changing deception campaign during World War II.

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Solving the Riddle of Stonehenge’s Construction

The mystery of how prehistoric builders constructed the mighty Stonehenge has baffled scholars for centuries.