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New Richard III Mystery Comes to Light

In analyzing the newly found remains of Richard III, geneticists have uncovered evidence of adultery among at least one of his relatives.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Marie Antoinette

On the 220th anniversary of Marie Antoinette’s execution, learn 10 surprising facts about the former queen of France.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn son, July 23, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

A Name Fit For a Prince

Get the facts on the complicated family history of Britain’s newest royal arrival.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Queen Victoria

On the 175th anniversary of her coronation, here are five things you may not know about the iconic monarch.

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Richard the Lionheart’s Mummified Heart Gets a Forensic Workup

Researchers have conducted a biomedical analysis of King Richard I’s embalmed heart.

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5 Romanovs You Should Know

On the anniversary of the Romanov dynasty’s founding, meet five lesser-known but memorable family members.

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Parking Lot Remains Confirmed to Belong to Richard III

DNA testing has confirmed that the remains found last fall under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester are those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.

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Hawaii’s Monarchy Overthrown With U.S. Support, 120 Years Ago

Sugar barons and businessmen overthrew Hawaii’s longstanding monarchy 120 years ago, setting the stage for U.S. annexation.

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Royal Announcement Leads to Succession Scramble

The announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby has put pressure on the British government to change centuries-old rules of royal succession.

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King Richard III’s Body Found Under Parking Lot?

Archaeologists searching for the lost grave of King Richard III might have unearthed his remains in the English city of Leicester.

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Tomb of Ancient Mayan Prince Discovered in Mexico

Researchers excavating the Maya settlement of Uxul, buried deep within the jungle, have uncovered the final resting place of a young prince.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Catherine the Great

Explore eight surprising facts about the famous Russian ruler, who ascended the throne 250 years ago.

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Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

As the United Kingdom celebrates the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, take a look back at the country’s last Diamond Jubilee—Queen Victoria’s in 1897.