History In The Headlines

Category: Royalty

Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth Marks 60-Year Reign With Diamond Jubilee

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, find out which other British monarchs attained or nearly reached this milestone.

Top Stories of 2011

This Year in History: 2011

As the year comes to an end, explore the top History in the Headlines stories published in 2011, from breaking news to special features.

Notorious Mothers-in-Law

Notorious Mothers-in-Law Throughout History

For Mother-in-Law Day on Sunday, appreciate your mother-in-law even more than usual by reading these tales.

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When Royal Watching Becomes Royal Stalking

Find out about Robert Moore, whose body was found near Buckingham Palace, and others with unhealthy royal fixations.

William the Conqueror

10 Things You Didn’t Know About William the Conqueror

On the 945th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England, explore some interesting facts about one of history’s most influential rulers.

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Slideshow: History’s Best and Worst Dads

This Father’s Day, we bring you five men who exemplify some of history’s finest parenting—along with five others you’ll be glad you never had to call Dad.

King Tut's Tomb

Was King Tut Buried in a Hurry?

King Tut may have been hastily sealed into his tomb even before the paint on its walls had time to dry, according to new research.

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.